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Bayern Munich want answers over fan treatment in Madrid

Nellie Chapman | 20 April, 2017, 06:01

"I wonder if he's building up for a long career as a centre forward, where his running doesn't have to be 11km, 12km per match, it can be 7km, 8km, 9km, where he can still score two goals and live off moments".

"When he was at United, between 2006 and 2008, I still maintain that's his best two football years as a football player, in terms of his contribution through the whole game".

Ronaldo now has a remarkable 85 Champions League goals in as many games since joining Madrid in 2009.

The Bayern shot-stopper and Germany captain suffered the injury while trying unsuccessfully to stop Cristiano Ronaldo netting his third goal in the 109th minute at the Bernabeu as defending holders Real won 4-2 after extra-time on Tuesday.

However, Real needed more than a little help to finish the tie off after Ronaldo's double in the first leg had given them a 2-1 lead in Munich.

Bayern pushed hard for a second goal which would have put them into the last four, but Ronaldo leveled the score with 15 minutes remaining. He always knows when there's an important occasion and he's going to be there. "There are few players who will manage to do what Ronaldo has done".

The first half was a high-octane affair with both sides looking for an early goal, but despite both sides playing at 100 percent, and Marcelo twice in a minute saved Madrid with blocks from efforts from Robben and Alcantara. He netted again from inside the area in a breakaway in the 110th to secure his club a place in the semifinals of the Champions League for the seventh straight season.

"It's a special competition for Real Madrid", Ronaldo said.

"We turned in a really good display, I'm proud of my players, who played with commitment and gave it everything". "We've seen Ryan Giggs go from a flying winger to someone who played more centrally as a midfielder".

Bayern's statement did not say how long the Germany worldwide would be out for, but he will in all likelihood not play again this season.