"But we leave with a sour taste because we could have scored more goals. They have a great team and great players", Zidane said. Everyone that watches soccer was motivated to see the game and it did not disappoint in a fan's perspective. Real Madrid's confidence is sky-high after their convincing win at Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and they can build on that momentum by taking another step towards the Spanish title when they visit relegation-fighting Sporting Gijon tomorrow. That was at the very end of the first half when it still felt like a big home win was on the cards.
He gave lackluster displays in the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals against Atletico Madrid even though he scored a penalty in the 2014 final in extra-time and struck the decisive spot-kick in the shoot-out in the San Siro two years later.
By the way, Barcelona and Real Madrid compete in the El Clasico, which for many is the greatest rivalry in club football.
Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo are obviously two different players, but they both share common traits, one of which is having an appetite for victory and glory and achieving feats many doubted.
The pivotal moment of the game was Arturo Vidal's missed penalty according to Ronaldo. They were special because we were losing and it was hard to come back.
Lewandowski, 28, was expected to lead Carlo Ancelotti's side on Wednesday night following another productive campaign, in which he has scored 38 goals in 40 appearances.
The four-time world player of the year then slotted in the victor between goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's legs 13 minutes from time.
That result has put reigning champions Madrid in pole position to reach the semifinals, but Ronaldo has warned that there is still work to be done. Real Madrid defeated Inter Milan 3-0.
Real are gunning to be the first team in Champions League history to retain the trophy, after they triumphed over rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties in last year's final. Cristiano Ronaldo had one of the most impressive performances of this season but the team's defense also impressed. Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery were Bayern most unsafe players.
"We played really well, we scored early [after half-time] and the game became easier".
Vidal came close to adding a second not long before the interval, too, when Arjen Robben squirmed his way down the right flank and to the goal line before his cross was headed just wide of the net by his Chilean team-mate. "To be able to reach this mark is an honour and against a team like Bayern it is better still", he added.style="text-align: center;"