Last-gasp Ronaldo goal sees Real Madrid through


Cristiano Ronaldo scores Real Madrid's winning goal from the penalty spot against Juventus during the Champions League quarterfinals second leg matchJuventus' goalkeeper confronts referee Michael Oliver.

The penalty, awarded for a foul by Medhi Benatia on Lucas Vazquez, was greeted with howls of protest although it was exactly the sort of decision which Juve's rivals and critics say tend to go the way of the Turin side in Serie A. He is hit from behind.

"It's painful because no one expected this after the advantage we had but you realise what the reality of the Champions League is like when you do things badly, when you make lots of errors, when you don't adapt to the game", he said. That is their game. I'm going to defend my players.

Gianluigi Buffon's first Champions League red card was Juventus' sixth in the competition against Real Madrid - more than any team has had against another opponent in the competition.

Nevertheless, Liverpool have arguably played the most consistent football of any team in the competition this year, and had Real Madrid not been crowned champions the last two years in a row, you would have to fancy the Merseysiders as favourites for the trophy.

The 32-year-old defender therefore avoids a further game being added to his suspension, and will be available for the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals, in which Real Madrid have been drawn against Bayern Munich. However, they needed a controversial penalty kick deep into stoppage-time to secure the win with the Italian giants leading 3-0 on the night.

However, Goal understands that Real Madrid are not at all concerned about a ban for Ramos because he never actually set foot on the turf of the field, with the club believing that there is no rule stating that he can't be in the tunnel.

The Spaniard was involved in a verbal exchange with Allegri near the final whistle after Ronaldo tucked his penalty away. "It's going to be hard, but we're going there to win and they are going to make the most of it". "We can only just keep doing what we are doing, keep doing our work". I didn't see it.

I don't think it's normal. He doesn't feel pressure.

"There is nothing left to say. We deserved to go through to the semi-finals over the course of the tie and we can be pleased with that".

With a pair of semi-finals upcoming as well as a potential final, Ronaldo could better his own record in the coming months.