Cristiano Ronaldo rounded on his critics after becoming the first man to score 100 European goals before after ending a six-game Champions League goal drought with a double against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Ronaldo became the first player to reach 100 goals in UEFA competitions in Madrid's 2-1 Champions League quarter-final first-leg win away to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
"I don't know who doubted me", Ronaldo said. "You'd have to tell me who kept doubting as it never reached me", Ronaldo said to beIN Sports when asked about his doubters. "I'm absolutely thrilled, really happy".
To make things worse for the hosts, Javi Martinez received his marching orders with 61 minutes played as he saw his second yellow card of the night to weaken his team.
"We know how hard this game can be, but we also know what our chances are".
Meanwhile, Real coach Zinedine Zidane praised Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for his display.
Zidane had evidently made good use of the interval as Madrid appeared a different side in the second half. Leicester were without captain Wes Morgan due to a back injury and his return to health will be even more important for the second leg as Robert Huth will be suspended after being booked for chopping down Griezmann.
Messi is confident he will finish the season with more goals, but fears Real Madrid's participation in the Champions League could harm his chances.
Real pressed home the numerical advantage as Ronaldo tapped the ball between the legs of Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for the victor on 77 minutes.
Real have lost just one of their 21 Champions League games since the start of last season and so Bayern face a massive task if they're to overturn this deficit. Second half was a different Ronaldo. "He always plays best on the wing and before the game we thought that he has to has be on the move, switching positions with Bale and Benzema". It wasn't a penalty but that happens and it could have been 2-0.
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will miss the game against Bayern Munich and possibly Barcelona after picking up a knock to his calf - as reported by Marca.
"Gareth Bale felt a tweak at halftime and that I didn't need to take any threats", Zidane said.
"We didn't have much of the ball, the security was missing", said Neuer.style="text-align: center;"