Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to beat 10-man Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Allianz Arena.
The 32-year-old’s first of the night came just after half-time when he took a brilliant touch to turn home a low cross from Dani Carvajal, pulling Madrid level with the Bundesliga leaders following Arturo Vidal’s opener..
Bayern had to play the final 30 minutes a man down after Javi Martinez picked up two quick cautions.
The Portugal forward poked home a second in the 77th minute, using the bottom of his boot to slide the ball between Manuel Neuer’s legs for the game-winner to leave Carlo Ancelotti’s men with it all to do in next week’s second leg back at the Bernabeu.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now feasted on Bayern Munich in Champions League play, having scored five times in five previous meetings with the German side.