Despite goals and win, Ronaldo still wanted more
- Author: Loretta Pittman Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 1:50
"We probably could have scored one or two more goals, but we're very happy", the Real coach said at a press conference. "That is how ambitious he is".
It could have been worse for Bayern - Sergio Ramos had a goal ruled out late for offside.
Cristiano Ronaldo has said he never imagined he would become the first player to score 100 European goals when he first started out, but he is thrilled and honoured to have achieved the feat.
"We don't have a big chance, but we still have a chance - we're still alive", said Ancelotti.
- Ronaldo has scored six times in five previous Champions League games against Bayern.
It was clear from his expression after his second, 77th-minute strike that the goal meant even more to him than simply giving his side a quarter-final first-leg lead.
Ronaldo hailed the German's efforts in his post-match comments and added: "Neuer was very good, he made some saves".
The first leg could have ended so differently had Arturo Vidal, who headed Bayern 1-up, not skied a penalty over the bar just before the break.
Vidal also squandered the chance to put his team 2-0 up before the break after he missed a controversial penalty kick when he blasted the spot-kick over the crossbar and into the stands.
The goals were the 99th and 100th by Ronaldo in European club competition, giving him the milestone almost seven months after he had scored his last Champions League goal in a 2-2 group-stage draw at Borussia Dortmund.
The Spanish giants took a giant stride towards the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday after coming from behind to see off 10-man Bayern Munich 2-1 at the Allianz Arena.
GARETH BALE will miss Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich - in a bid to get him fit to play Barcelona next week.
"I'm anxious about it because I don't like to see players out injured and all the more so during the run-in", said Zidane. "I'm absolutely thrilled, really happy".
Madrid has gone 53 straight games scoring at least one goal and is closing in on Bayern's European record of 61 consecutive games with at least a goal, from March 2013 to April 2014.
Atletico played wel l Wednesday and should have done better than the narrow 1-0 victory, but the players and coach Diego Simeone were celebrating the advantage they will be carrying into the return match on Tuesday.
"We could have been 2-0 down at half-time, which could have changed the match, but we managed to show some patience and get the equaliser", said Zidane.
Madrid leads second-placed Barcelona by three points and has a game in hand on its rival.
- Only Juventus (22) have received more red cards in Champions League history than Bayern (18, level with Arsenal).