Cristiano Ronaldo came up big in the first leg of Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League quarterfinal at Bayern Munich. He scored a brace to give his side a 2-1 advantage after ninety minutes headed back to the Bernabeu. Not only did his two goals give Madrid two vital away goals, but they also set a very impressive record. With his double, Ronaldo became the first player ever to score 100 goals in European club competitions.
The first tally came after a rough first half that saw Bayern take the lead and miss a dubious penalty. Just two minutes into the second half, Dani Carvajal drove in a cross from the right flank to find Cristiano open from 14 yards out and he didn’t miss.
After Javi Martinez was sent off for two bookable offences in rapid succession, Ronaldo showed back up 15 minutes from time to take the lead. A great cross from Marco Asensio found him at the back post and he finally beat Manuel Neuer through the legs after the German when on a saving spree.
It’s a great result for the club and a huge accomplishment for Ronaldo in a big time match.