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Ronaldo double secures Real Madrid comeback win over Bayern

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Ronaldo double secures Real Madrid comeback win over Bayern Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos shoots at goal during their quarterfinal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday. Reuters

Munich: Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA competitions when he struck twice as holders Real Madrid came from behind to win 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Bayern's Arturo Vidal opened the scoring and missed a penalty before Ronaldo volleyed the equalizer in the 47th minute and scored the winner 13 minutes from time when he was picked out by Marco Asenio and finished calmly.

Bayern, who had won their last 16 home games in the competition since losing to Real in April 2014, started strongly and took the lead when Vidal met Thiago Alcantara's corner with a thumping header in the 25th minute.

"We would have preferred to have scored another goal," Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told French TV. "We had the opportunity.

"We've won the first match, the second is still to come," he added. "We're content with the result, but we'd have liked to have scored more."

Vidal could have given the hosts a two-goal cushion from the spot in first-half stoppage time following Dani Carvajal's handball, but stepping up in place of injured striker Robert Lewandowski he blazed the penalty over the bar.

Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer denied Ronaldo and Gareth Bale with fine stops and the tie firmly swung in Real's favor in the 61st minute when Javi Martinez was sent off following two quick-fire yellow cards.

"We were in total control during the first half but we weren't subsequently able to exploit the spaces," Bayern's Philipp Lahm told German TV. "The red card was the neckbreaker."

Real took control after Martinez's dismissal and could have extended their lead when captain Sergio Ramos headed into the net in stoppage time, only for the effort to be ruled out for offside.

"We're still alive, we're not dead," added Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti. "Real have the better chance now but we still have a chance too, and we'll play with everything we've got."

The result left Bayern with much to do in the second leg on Tuesday, while Real remained on course in their bid to become the first side to retain the Champions League crown.

Disputed Griezmann penalty gives Atletico edge over Leicester

Antoine Griezmann’s disputed first-half penalty gave Atletico Madrid a slender 1-0 victory over Leicester City in their quarterfinal first-leg clash at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.

The France striker was fouled by Leicester's Marc Albrighton on the edge of the box and referee Jonas Eriksson deemed the action to have continued into the penalty area.

Griezmann sent Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way from the spot after 28 minutes although the hosts could not add to their advantage in the remainder of the encounter and Fernando Torres missed a good chance to double the lead.

The result left the tie in the balance ahead of the second leg in England on April 18, as Leicester bid to maintain a fairytale run in their first season in Europe's elite club competition.

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