Lewandowski was back in training ahead of Real Madrid match

Ross Houston
April 18, 2017

Bayern Munich face a familiar problem as they travel to old European foes Real Madrid on Tuesday needing to make history to keep faint hopes of Champions League glory alive.

A similar turnaround in Bayern's fortunes would be sweet revenge for Ancelotti on his first return to the Santiago Bernabeu since being sacked by trigger happy Real president Florentino Perez in 2015.

Ronaldo's last Champions League goal prior to Wednesday's game-winning display came against Borussia Dortmund all the way back in September, but he silenced many of his critics against one of the tournament's favourites in midweek.

Neuer made two remarkable saves from Ronaldo and Karim Benzema a few minutes apart towards the end of the match at the Allianz Arena.

Though he became the first player to score a century of European goals on Wednesday, he looks set to finish with his lowest goal tally since 2010. It seemed like Bayern had Madrid on the ropes win they had unfairly awarded them a penalty right before the half but luckily Vidal missed the penalty. "Hopefully Real Madrid win and we get through to the semi-finals".

His first goal in the competition proper did not arrive until nearly two years later, when he scored in United's 7-1 thrashing of Roma in the quarter-finals in 2007. It was a monumental goal as it not only gave Real Madrid the lead for good but it was also the 100th goal for the Portuguese superstar across all European competitions.

"I trained hard to be playing well in this final month-and-a-half of the season", Ronaldo said. "I'm absolutely thrilled, really happy".

Clawing back Real's advantage in the league is also looking hard to imagine for Barca, after Neymar was hit with a three-game suspension for sarcastically applauding the assistant referee when sent off last Saturday in a surprise 2-0 defeat at Malaga.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was delighted with his brace in victory at Champions League opponents Bayern Munich.

The Poland worldwide scored a brace in during Bayern Munich's 4-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at the weekend but was forced off late in the game due to an injury in his shoulder.

"Now we must rest because the game in La Liga is just around the corner", Zidane said. Barcelona is coming off disappointing losses at Malaga in the Spanish league and at Juventus in the Champions League.

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