Champions League: Match results of Tuesday
Ronaldo brilliance puts Madrid in charge against Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational overhead kick helped Real Madrid to a 3-0 win in the first leg of this quarter-final.
Ronaldo broke the deadlock when he met Isco's cross after just three minutes, but it was his second – a sensational overhead kick just after the hour – that prompted even the home fans to applaud.
Juve's misery was further compounded by Paulo Dybala's red card and Marcelo bundling in a third, with Ronaldo later hitting the crossbar – as Toni Kroos had done in the opening period – and spurning two more opportunities to register yet another hat-trick.
The headlines were already his, though, his exploits leaving Juve with a mountain to climb in the Spanish capital next week.
- Ronaldo has scored in a record ten straight Champions League games
- He has 22 quarter-final goals; more than the next two combined (Lionel Messi and Raúl González have ten)
- This was Juve's first home European defeat in 28 games, since April 2013
- Ronaldo has scored nine goals in six games against Juventus
- Ronaldo has 14 #UCL goals this season, three off his own record of 17
- The second leg will be Ronaldo's 150th Champions League appearance
Thiago heads Bayern to Sevilla comeback success
Bayern München took a significant stride towards the UEFA Champions League semi-finals as they came from behind to become the first German club to win at Sevilla.
In the European Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1958, Sevilla passed up a golden chance to break the deadlock in the 20th minute as Sergio Escudero's blocked cross fell for the unmarked Pablo Sarabia, who curled wide. The Sevilla midfielder made amends just past the half-hour, beating Juan Bernat to another Escudero centre; this time the finish was unerring.
Home joy proved short-lived as Frank Ribéry's cross was turned into his own net by a sliding Jesús Navas to restore parity, and Bayern slowly took control of the tie.
It took them until the middle of the second period to make it count, Ribéry's deep left-wing centre headed in by Thiago Alcántara with the help of a deflection – enough to give Bayern a slender but significant advantage for next week's return in Munich.
Jordan Maciel, Bayern: Sevilla deservedly took the lead and were the better team in the first half, but Bayern did enough to get an away goal during a difficult phase – a characteristic of champions. In the second half, the visitors took control and slowly wore Sevilla down. For the first time in six trips Bayern leave Spain as winners, and you'd expect them to qualify for the semis now.
- Bayern have now won seven #UCL matches in a row
- Sevilla's first defeat at home to German visitors, in their 12th match (W7 D4)
- Bayern had lost five in a row in Spain before tonight
- Jupp Heynckes extended his record run of #UCL wins to 12
- The Munich club have scored 20 goals in their last seven #UCL fixtures
- Sevilla have won five of their nine away games against Bundesliga clubs
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