Published: Mon, April 17, 2017
Sport | By Stephen Hansen

Despite goals and win, Ronaldo still wanted more

Despite goals and win, Ronaldo still wanted more

Bayern suffered a 2-1 loss to Real Madrid at the Allianz on Wednesday night. "Real have the better chance now but we still have a chance too, and we'll play with everything we've got".

Bayern went ahead on 25 minutes when playmaker Thiago Alcantara swung in a corner from the right which Vidal powered through Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas's hands.

The coach was scathing of his side's display at the Juventus Stadium, calling their first half "a shipwreck".

Vidal could have given the hosts a two-goal cushion from the spot in first-half stoppage time following Dani Carvajal's handball, but stepping up in place of injured striker Robert Lewandowski he blazed the penalty over the bar. The Madrid defender was booked though TV replays showed Ribery's shot had hit his upper body.

Nearly immediately after the restart, Ronaldo volleyed home Daniel Carvajal's cross on 47 minutes to level the score on the night and bring his tally up to 99.

Madrid has gone a Spanish-record 53 straight games scoring at least once.

But Ronaldo equalised nearly immediately following half-time by knocking home Dani Carvajal's cross, then provoked two bookings which saw Bayern centre-half Javi Martinez sent off, and completed the comeback by stabbing in a cross from substitute Marco Asensio.

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At 33 and 34 respectively, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery lack the zip and stamina of their youth, while 35-year-old Xabi Alonso and 33-year-old captain Philipp Lahm are coming towards the end of their Bayern careers.

We showed during the first half that we're capable of digging and ultimately our patience and desire saw us pick up a good result, but we've got the return leg to come and we still have to secure our qualification.

But Madrid had already forced the home side back. Half an hour later he poked the victor through Manuel Neuer's legs.

German number one Manuel Neuer could count himself unfortunate to finish on the losing side following some superb saves. "A lot", Zidane said of Germany's top 'keeper.

Gareth Bale will sit out Real Madrid's clash with Sporting Gijon with Zinedine Zidane taking no chances with the forward's fitness.

Neuer denied Karim Benzema, then Ronaldo from point blank, but he couldn't stop the ball from squirming between his legs from Ronaldo's shot after Asensio crossed in the 77th to give Madrid the clear advantage.

Despite scoring 28 goals in 37 outings this season - including 19 in La Liga - Ronaldo has been scrutinised by different pundits this season for a perceived lack of form and commitment.

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