Centurion Ronaldo's brace leads Real to stunning win over Bayern

Ronaldo scored the first goal of the tournament since September 2016 just two minutes into the second half.

While Ronaldo and Benzema, along with goalkeeper Keylor Navas, will rest when Madrid visits Sporting Gijon, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday that an unidentified leg injury will keep Bale from playing.

Ronaldo said it was a moment to savour.

"I wanted to reach this record. To be able to reach this mark is an honour and against a team like Bayern it is better still", the Portugal skipper told BeIN Sport Spain.

The match also saw Bayern's Javi Martinez receive two yellow cards in the space of three minutes for fouling Ronaldo as he looked to break into the hosts' half.

Ronaldo then hit the victor as substitute Marco Asensio, on for Bale, put in a low pass for Ronaldo to tap the ball home between Neuer's legs.

Real capitalized on their numerical advantage and sealed the deal in the 77th minute when Ronaldo wrapped up his brace after slotting home Marco Asensio' s cross to become the first player who reached 100 goals in an UEFA club competition.

Bayern was without club top-scorer Robert Lewandowski after he failed to recover from a knock to his right shoulder.

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Real defender Sergio Ramos had the ball in the Bayern net with time running out, but the goal was ruled offside but the Spaniards have the upper hand for the second leg at home next Tuesday. "And as he has so much ambition. but in the end we are all happy as it is not easy to get this result here". The goal powered the side into performing better as they sought control of the ball and the possession to make Bayern pay for a struggling first half.

The Frenchman is hoping Welsh winger Gareth Bale will be fit for the return having gone off in the second-half Munich with a leg injury.

"Gareth Bale felt a tweak at halftime and that I didn't need to take any threats", Zidane said.

But the Chilean missed a chance to hit a double of his own after sending a penalty over the crossbar, and, as the game wore on, Real took charge.

"We could have been 2-0 down at half-time, which could have changed the match, but we managed to show some patience and get the equaliser", said Zidane.

But Bayern were outplayed in the second-half and most of Madrid's 23 shots on goal came after the break.

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer kept Bayern in the tie with a string of saves and believes his team can book a sixth straight semi-finals berth.

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