Tuesday, April 18, 2017

UEFA Champions League: Madrid Giants Advance To Semifinals

The second half of the quarterfinal round of the UEFA Champions League commenced on Tuesday with two games.

At Leicester, England:

Saul Nigez scored in the 26th minute to carry Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 game-two road draw with Leicester City, enabling the Mattress Makers to eliminate the Foxes 2-1 on aggregate.  Atletico's goal didn't exactly sit well with the English club's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, as shown here.

Associated Press photo by Rui Vieira

At Madrid:

Cristiano Ronaldo delivered a hat trick (76', 104', 109'; that's him [center] celebrating here),  scoring once in regulation and twice in overtime as Real Madrid, despite dropping a 2-1 regulation decision at home in game two (thus squaring the series at 3-3 on aggregate), scored three times in overtime to oust visiting Bayern Munich 6-3 on aggregate.

Associated Press photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza

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