Ronaldo loses cool, kicks Alves
In the scintillating second leg encounter between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, Christiano Ronaldo lost his cool after being called offside, prompting him to aim a kick at opponent Dani Alves.
Madrid held a first leg advantage over the Parisians, having won the first encounter 3-1 at the Bernabeau.
Ronaldo lost his cool after an offside was called against him in the second tie at the Parc des Princes. Frustrated, he aimed a kick at PSG’s left back, Dani Alves. The offence was missed by match officials but was caught by photographers.
Ronaldo’s misdeeds were soon forgotten after he headed home a goal to extend the Los Blanco’s lead away from home.
In the 71st minute, Edison Cavani leveled the scores with a beautiful diving header inside the box, reviving hopes of a comeback.
PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot shot his own team in the foot when he missed a clearance that found Henrique Casemiro, who proceeded to fire a shot that gifted Zidane’s side a win.
With a 5-2 aggregate score, the Los Blancos join Liverpool who also earned themselves a semi-final slot.
The Red’s managed to hold Porto to a nil-nil draw at Anfield. This was enough to propel them to the semi-final after they drubbed Porto 5-0 in the first leg, in Portugal.
Tonight, the action continues, with Tottenham and Manchester City hosting Juventus and Basel respectively.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have an away win advantage over the Old Lady. Juventus face a tough task ahead over a side that has been in great form recently.
Pep Guardiola’s men welcome Basel with an impressive 4-0 away win. City will be bolstered by Sunday’s home win over Chelsea.