Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses Juventus protests as Real Madrid survive Champions League scare

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Ronaldo's bicycle kick in Real Madrid's 3-0 first leg victory last week ensured he passed Ruud van Nistelrooy's feat by scoring in 10 consecutive Champions League games.

Madrid's Clasico rivals Barcelona surrendered a 4-1 first-leg advantage to drop out of the competition against Roma on Tuesday.

Although it would take a mammoth performance to knock out Real, defender Giorgio Chiellini says Juventus must put on a good performance despite the scoreline.

"It is better for us not to talk about [that]", Zinedine Zidane said.

"First, we need to get to the final".

The Spain under-21 global missed the weekend's 1-1 La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid due to an unspecified muscle issue, leading to fears that midfielder Casemiro could be required to drop into the back four for a game in which Madrid expect to seal passage to the last four. It's another game and what happened, happened. "That allowed their team to grow and it made things hard for us". "Step-by-step, we are going to the semi-finals". Then we will see if we get through, and then who we have to face, but we must not think beyond tomorrow's game. "We are just victors".

"We all trained well, Jesus included". We have a lot of ambition and we are determined to continue at the top level.

Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is suspended and his immediate substitute, Nacho Fernandez, is out injured.

Bayern Munich will be looking to qualiify for Champions League last four for the fourth time in five seasons.

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Buffon has made 124 appearances in the Champions League, 110 for Juventus, but he has never lifted the trophy with the Italian club. None of these sides have managed to overturn a three-goal deficit.

"Step by step, now we're into the semi-finals". "The important thing is to try and ensure this isn't Juve's last game in the Champions League this season".

He sent the football world into a frenzy with that goal, he sent the it into a frenzy with his opening goal against Real Madrid tonight. "He doesn't have experience in this competition (Champions League) but he has a lot of quality".

Zidane probably would have liked not to force Varane's return in the Spanish league derby against Atletico Madrid this weekend, but he couldn't rest him because Vallejo was bothered by muscle discomfort in practice last week.

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