UCL: Real cruises in extra time to get past Bayern Munich


A late red card changed the complexion of the match, but Real Madrid took full advantage to reach the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

Real won 4-2 (6-3 on aggregate) on Tuesday afternoon against Bayern Munich to book its place in the final four courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick, which came after the 75th minute.

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Ronaldo fired home two finishes in extra time to give Real the lead back, while Marco Asensio added a third to put the match completely out of reach for the visitors.

With the score level at 0-0 going into the second half, Bayern leveled the tie on aggregate in the 53rd minute when Robert Lewandowski converted a penalty kick.

The Germans felt the affects of Ronaldo in the 76th minute when he regained the advantage for Real, but a Sergio Ramos own goal equalled the tie on aggregate once more just a minute later.

It looked all set up for an intriguing additional 30 minutes, however, Arturo Vidal’s second yellow card with six minutes remaining put Bayern at a disadvantage heading into the extra time period.