AFP-Jiji MUNICH (AFP-Jiji) — Zinedine Zidane said Cristiano Ronaldo was happy to claim his 100th European goal in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at 10-man Bayern Munich, but insisted the quarterfinal is far from decided.
Ronaldo, the four-time world player of the year, volleyed Real level at the Allianz Arena, then reached his milestone by slotting home the winner 13 minutes from time in the first leg with the return on Tuesday in Madrid.
“He was happy of course, but he wasn’t too happy as he had chances to score more goals,” said Real’s coach Zidane.
“We’re all content, because it’s never easy to win at Bayern.”
Ronaldo said it was a moment to savour.
“I wanted to reach this record. To be able to reach this mark is an honor and against a team like Bayern it is even better,” the Portugal skipper told BeIN Sport Spain.
Arturo Vidal headed Bayern into the lead, but then skied a penalty attempt on the stroke of halftime before Ronaldo volleyed the defending champions’ level after the break.
Bayern played the last half an hour a man down after centre-back Javi Martinez was sent off for two fouls on Ronaldo within 3 minutes of each other. Real pressed home the numerical advantage as Ronaldo tapped the ball between the legs of Bayern’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for the winner at 77 minutes.