So the eighth time’s the charm, apparently. After failing to best their cross-town rivals Atlético in seven opportunities this season, Real Madrid finally managed to beat them today thanks to this Javier Hernández goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the real MVP on this move, taking the ball down the right wing, playing a one-two with James Rodríguez to get into the box, then finding a way to poke the ball over to Chicharito in the center of the box for him to slot home. Real benefited from a second yellow card that saw Arda Turan sent off late in the game, but they had the better chances in this leg and the first, and deserved to go through.
The Champions League final four is now set: Real, Barcelona, Juventus, and Bayern Munich.
[Fox Sports 1]