An electrifying atmosphere was witnessed at the Santiago Bernabeu as Real Madrid came back from a 2-0 defeat to destroy Wolfsburg 3-0 in the second leg and progress to the semi-final. The Real Madrid side are on course to winning their 11th Champions League title, and the form Ronaldo is in they can’t wait for the next round to arrive sooner.
Great win today! ✌?️⚽️ Thanks for all your support! pic.twitter.com/TCerW9EWtN— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) April 12, 2016
The teams came into this game with different approaches. Real Madrid came into this game all guns blazing, with an attack-minded approach. On the other hand, Wolfsburg played with a more defensive-minded approach, having already scored 2 goals in the previous game they were aiming to not let in goals and try progressing to the next round. Wolfsburg was totally dominated by Real Madrid, they had 3 shots on target and did not manage to convert any to the crucial away goals. Real Madrid was on course with their shots, 7 on targets from which they converted 3 into goals.
The only name that stood out from this game tonight was Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo played like an absolute beast. He was the difference for the Real Madrid side. Two goals in two minutes turned the game on its head. Within 16 minutes of the second leg, Real Madrid was back in the game, Cristiano Ronaldo scoring both goals.
Ronaldo’s best goal came in the 76th minute from a free kick, sealing his hat-trick taking Real Madrid to the semi-final. Cristiano Ronaldo told the fans to be ready for a special night and the fireworks came from none other the man himself.
Real Madrid has proved time and time again that the Bernabeu is their fortress and on their day they can demolish any opposition in their way. They are on course towards their 11th Champions League crown, a great achievement for any team fighting for European success.
Zinedine Zidane won the Champions League only once as a player for Real Madrid during his 5 years at the club. However will he be able to achieve European Glory once again, this time as a manager for the Los Blancos?
The semi-final stage of the competition gets even more intense and tough, as only the best teams get this far into the competition. Will Real Madrid win their 11th title this season and Zidane his first as manager? Only time will tell….