- April 19, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: Planet Sports
Christiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as holders Real Madrid controversially overcame Bayern Munich in extra time to reach the Champions League semi-finals.
Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal’s harsh 84th-minute dismissal was the first pivotal moment, and then Ronaldo was clearly standing in an offside position to score Madrid’s second in extra time.
Needing at least two goals to progress, Bayern had led when Robert Lewandowski confidently drilled in a penalty. The scores was settled at 4-2, but 6-3 on aggregate.
Meanwhile, English Premier League champions, Leicester City met the end of the road to their adventure, despite a spirited second-leg display against Atletico Madrid. Madrid scored a lone goal as they drew 1-all at home, giving Madrid a decisive edge on aggregate.