Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to become the first man to
reach 100 Champions League goals as Real Madrid overcame 10-man
Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time in Tuesday's quarter-final
second leg to advance 6-3 on aggregate.
The holders will be in Friday's semi-final draw for a record
seventh consecutive year.
But they were pushed all the way by Bayern, who overcame a 2-1
first-leg deficit to send the tie into extra time thanks to
Robert Lewandowski's penalty and an own goal from Sergio Ramos.
However, after Arturo Vidal was sent off, Ronaldo hit the century
mark in Europe's top club competition on 105 minutes before then
completing his hat-trick.
And Marco Asensio gave a night of high-class action the finale it
deserved with a sensational solo goal to rub salt in Bayern
The German champions had been beaten on their previous four trips
to Spain without even scoring a goal.
However, knowing they needed at least two to progress, Carlo
Ancelotti's men started on the front foot and were left to rue a
huge opportunity just eight minutes in.
Marcelo made a miraculous block to deny Thiago Alcantara before
former Real winger Arjen Robben scuffed into the side-netting on
his trusted left foot.
Much like the first leg six days ago though, Madrid weathered the
early storm and had plenty of chances to go in front before
Manuel Neuer's fingertips turned Dani Carvajal's drive behind.
Jerome Boateng then bailed out a rare mistake from his goalkeeper
as he cleared off the line from Ramos after Neuer had fumbled a
The half-time whistle brought some respite to proceedings on the
field, although the Bayern fans were involved in a minor clash
with local police at the break.
Security was tight at the Santiago Bernabeu in the wake of an
attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus ahead of their
quarter-final first leg with Monaco last week.
- Lewandowski strikes -
The disturbances quickly died down and Bayern soon gave the
travelling 4,000 from Germany something to cheer when play
Another goal-line clearance by Marcelo from Robben's dinked
effort temporarily saved Madrid.
But the hosts didn't escape moments later when Viktor Kassai
pointed to the spot as Robben went down under a challenge from
Lewandowski stayed cool under the pressure and converted from the
spot for his 39th goal of the season.
Vidal was inches away from the second away goal Bayern needed as
he acrobatically volleyed over before Keylor Navas dived low to
his right to deny Franck Ribery.
Ronaldo looked to have eased Madrid's nerves when he steered
Casemiro's cross into the far corner 14 minutes from time.
However, Real's celebrations were very short-lived as just two
minutes later the ball ricocheted around their box and Ramos
turned into his own net.
The balance of a topsy-turvy tie turned Madrid's way again with
five minutes remaining as just as in the first leg, Bayern were
reduced to 10 men when Vidal saw a second yellow card for
chopping down Asensio.
The extra man proved decisive as Madrid settled the tie with a
three-goal burst in seven minutes either side of half-time in
Ronaldo took advantage at not being flagged for offside as he
controlled and fired low past Neuer to become the first man to
reach a Champions League century.
Five minutes into the second period of extra time he had Marcelo
to thank for a brilliant run and unselfish pass that allowed the
Portuguese the simplest of finishes to complete his hat-trick.
And Asensio sealed victory in sensational style with a stunning
solo run and low right-footed finish as many Bayern players sank
to their knees knowing Champions League glory had passed them by
for another year.