Ronaldo’s hat-trick sends Real to semis

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Christiano Ronaldo helped his team reach the semi-finals of the Champions League by scoring a hat-trick against Bayern, to win the game by 4-2. Not only that, he also managed to become the first man to reach 100 Champions League goals.

The key turning point in the match was when Arturo Vidal was given a second yellow card, and sent off the ground , thus reducing Bayern to a 10 man team, similar to what happened in the 1st leg of the quarter final.

The extra man proved decisive as Madrid settle the tie with a three-goal burst either side of half time in extra time.

However, many critics said that two of the goals scored by Ronaldo were clearly offside, and this might be the major reason for Bayern’s defeat.

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Well played Real, and of course Ronaldo!

Champions League: Ronaldo hits his 100th European goal

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In Wednesday’s match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal. Real Madrid won the match 2-1, both goals being scored by Ronaldo.

Arturo Vidal headed a corner for Bayern and got a first half-lead, which was soon made level by a Ronaldo volley. In the second half, Bayern played with only ten players as centre-back Javi Martinez was given a red card for fouling twice within a span of 3 minutes. Ronaldo then kicked the second goal between Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s legs for the winner 13 minutes from end time.

Bayern had a tough time with it’s players for the match, as Bayern’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski, who has netted 38 goals this season, was dropped out due to a bruised shoulder, and defender Mats Hummels was also missing.

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Congratulations to Ronaldo! That is an amazing feat. Cheering on for Real to win the CL title!

Juventus defeats Barcelona in CL quarter-final

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Paulo Dybala, an Argentine forward, helped Juventus win the match against Barcelona by scoring twice before the midway point. A third goal by Giogio Chiellini in the early second half left the complete control of the match in Juventus’ hands.

Barcelona made history by beating PSG in the second match by a score of 6-1, even though they got defeated in the first match by 4-0. This win was a huge step for Barcelona to land its position in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

And now, Barcelona is in the same spot with a score of 3-0, and needs to win by a difference of 3 or more goals in the 2nd leg of their quarterfinals against Juventus, to move forward. Will Barcelona be able to pull off a miracle again?

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I am a Barcelona fan, but still miracles don’t happen in every other match. _/_

Champions League, Barcelona goes to Quarter-finals

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The final moments of the Barcelona-PSG game at Camp Nou stadium can hardly be forgotten by Barcelona fans. The result, which sparked delirious celebrations at Barcelona’s 99,000 capacity Nou Camp Stadium, sent the Spanish Giants storming into the quarter-finals at the cost of the stricken Paris club.

The first three goals came by Luis Suarez, Layvin Kurzawa own goal and Lionel Messi penalty goal. However, the Barcelona team was in a tight spot when Edinson Cavani volleyed a vital away goal for PSG.

Losing the first game 4-0, Barcelona needed at least one more goal to advance. With a score of 3-1 till about the last minute, Barcelona had no chance of making it to the quater-finals (aggregate was still 5-3). However, miracles can happen.

Barcelona star, Neymar, converted a free-kick to a goal at the 88th minute! Not only that, he shot an amazing penalty at the 91st minute, making the aggregate score 5-5. It wasn’t over for Barcelona yet. Substitute midfielder Roberto turned Neymar’s chip over the defence to score another goal at the fifth minute of extra time.

All hail Barcelona! 😀

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