Real Madrid and Wolfsburg, welcome to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
In Tuesday’s headliner, the Spanish La Liga club made easy work of AS Roma to advance to the final eight for a sixth consecutive year. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal of the second leg and set up the second to help Madrid top the Italian side, 2-0 (4-0 on aggregate).
James Rodriguez scored the second goal four minutes after Ronaldo’s 64th minute strike at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mohamed Salah proved to be a nuisance for Madrid’s back line, and he almost scored the go-ahead goal minutes into the second half. He put his shot just wide of goalkeeper Keylor Navas’ left post, though.
Overall, Roma posed no serious threat. Los Blancos outshot Tuesday’s foe, 37-12, and controlled 59 percent of the ball at home.
WOLFSBURG ADVANCES TO FINAL EIGHT FOR FIRST TIME
The second leg proved to be a nervy one for Wolfsburg on Tuesday, but the German Bundesliga club found a way to progress.
KAA Gent came into the second leg at Volkswagen Arena down, 3-2, and the Belgian club was able to hold Wolfsburg scoreless for more than 70 minutes. Yet, Andre Schurrle finally netted the decisive goal to send his side to the quarterfinals in a 1-0 (4-2 on aggregate) victory.
Schurrle had recently scored a hat trick for Wolfsburg over the weekend, so it came as no surprise when he fired home a Julian Draxler cross from close range.
Moses Simon caused the home side some problems, as he worked down the left wing, but Wolfsburg easily advanced in the end. In desperate need of goals, Gent only put two shots on target.
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