Bayern Munich’s superb fight ended up with a controversial defeat against defending champions Real Madrid, courtesy Arturo Vidal’s sent-off and Ronaldo’s extra-time hat-trick.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s perfect hat-trick guided Real Madrid to a 4-2 (6-3 on aggregate) victory at the extra time in the 2nd leg of UCL 2016/17 quarterfinal. Like the first leg (1-2 victory for Real Madrid), the scoreline was same for the away sides at the end of 90 regulation minutes as Bayern Munich was leading by 2-1 in this return leg.
After ending a goalless first half, Bayern broke the deadlock through a Robert Lewandowski’s penalty early in the second half (53’). Ronaldo equalised the scoreline (1-1) on 76th minute through a header while Bayern once again took the lead in the very next minute (77’) through an own goal of Sergio Ramos.
Despite ending up with a 1-2 scoreline (3-3 on aggregate) for Bayern Munich at the end of 90 minutes, the match was forced into the 30 minutes extra time, while the turning point of the match came on 84th minute when Bayern’s midfielder Arturo Vidal was sent off due to two yellow cards (5’ and 84’).
In the extra time, Real Madrid took the lead on aggregate (4-3) just before the end of the first half (104’) with a controversial goal. Ronaldo’s left-footed shot successfully netted at that time but the Portuguese was clearly offside just before that shot.
In the second half of the extra time, Real Madrid took total control of the match as they accounted 2 more goals during that period. At first, Ronaldo completed his perfect hat-trick after finishing with his right foot on 109 minutes. With that goal, Ronaldo also becomes the first player to score 100 goals in the UCL competition history. Marco Asensio provided the final goal for the hosts on 112 minutes as the defending champion assured their berth into the semifinal of UCL 2016/17.
Bayern began the day with a great attacking attitude as they were continuously looking dangerous in the Madrid’s box. At the earlier of the match, Vidal was shown a yellow card on just 5 minutes after the Chilean made a rash challenge on Isco.
On 9 minutes, David Alaba and Franck Ribery combinedly produced a great ball for Thiago Alcantara whose close-range shot was superbly blocked by the hosts’ defender Marcelo. In the return chance, Robben failed to put on target as his shot went just over the net.
On 16 minutes, Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas made a well judge clearance as the hosts not entered in any danger during that time. Robben outran Nacho, after which observed Navas came out from the box and made a clearance without giving any more chance to the Dutch man.
On 23 minutes, Real Madrid made the first genuine attack in the match. Marcelo put a great cross for Benzema but the French man’s header didn’t find on target.
3 minutes later, Carvajal’s grounded shot from outside the box was wonderfully saved by the Munich goalie (Manuel Neuer).
On 28 minutes, the hosts had a great chance to open the scoreline but it was denied by the visitors’ alert defender. Neuer failed to collect perfectly the Carvajal’s cross which raised an opportunity for Sergio Ramos. Ramos hit that on target which beat Neuer comfortably but the visitors’ defender Jerome Boateng made a great block who was at the behind of Neuer.
However after that, both the teams tried to open their scoreline as soon as possible.
Despite making a good beginning, Bayern failed to put any shots on target during the first half. However, the German club produced 8 shots during that period.
On the other hand, Real Madrid made a slow start but once they got the momentum, the Spanish side was looking dangerous. During that first half, they succeeded to make 3 shots on target out of their 13 shots.
Both the teams began their 2nd half with the same attacking attitude where they were finished in the previous half. On 5 minutes of the second half, Isco made a grounded shot from outside the box which ran just at outside the box.
On the very next minute, Marcelo’s incredible defending denied Bayern’s opener of the match. Robben struck on target which beat Navas but Marcelo made a perfect clearance just before the ball entered on the line.
However, Bayern won a penalty in the very next minute. Robben was challenged by Casemiro inside the penalty box which was awarded a penalty to the visitors. Lewandowski made no mistake to score from that as Navas made dive into the wrong side.
After that goal, Bayern played more dominate football as they got another chance on 56 minutes. Robben produced a great ball for Vidal whose volley went over the bar.
On the other hand, Real Madrid tried hard continuously to score their comeback goal into the match.
On 76 minutes, Ronaldo scored the equaliser goal for Madrid. Casemiro broke a great ball for Ronaldo who made a header to beat Neuer. It gave the 3-2 lead on aggregate for Real Madrid.
However, in the very next minute, Bayern got their crucial goal through an own goal by Ramos. It was created some confusions which provided an unintentional error by Ramos, after which Navas failed to stop that ball.
That goal brought more energy into the match as both the teams were looking for their next goal which could be the match decider. The turning point of the match came out on 84 minutes when Vidal booked for the second time in the match. As a result, he was sent off and the visitors were down to 10-man.
At the end of 90-minute, the scoreline remained 1-2 (3-3 on aggregate) as the match entered into the 30-minute extra time.
During the extra time, Bayern was looking exhausted on the pitch. Just before the end of the first half of the extra time, Ronaldo scored another equaliser goal of the match. Ronaldo was well offside during Ramos producing the ball for him, but the linesmen failed to observe that most important scenario of the match. With that benefit, Ronaldo received that delivery with his chest and finished that with his left foot.
Ronaldo completed his perfect hat-trick after scoring his third goal of the match on 109 minutes with his right foot. However, all the credit goes to Marcelo for that goal who sensationally beat the Bayern’s defenders and raised the open chance for Ronaldo. In result, Ronaldo made no mistake to score his 100th goal of his UCL career as he calmly set the ball into the net.
On 112 minutes, substitute Marco Asensio scored the fourth goal for Real Madrid in the match with a superb solo effort.