Real Madrid, who was trailing Wolfsburg 2-0 on aggregate, managed to beat the German team 3-0 to go through to the next round.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick was enough to help the team eliminate the surprising German team.
Wolfsburg, who managed to get a shocked 2-0 win at home, was never a threat in the game and 2 goals from Ronaldo in the first 20 minute was enough to bring the tie even on aggregate. Real Madrid continued to create occasion after occasion, but they were let down by poor decision making or by bad luck.
Indeed, Sergio Ramos’s powerful header rebounded on the post when the Wolfsburg’s keeper was beaten. It was again Ronaldo who had to come to the rescue. His well-struck free-kick did not give any chance to the opposing keeper and helped Real Madrid make it to its sixth consecutive semi-final appearance.
The first Ronaldo goal came courtesy of a cross from Dani Carvajal in the 16th minute. Less than 2 minutes later, Real Madrid was levelled on aggregate when Cristiano Ronaldo directed a powerful header from a corner. The last goal came when Luka Modric was fouled at the edge of the box.
Real Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane will be pleased with the way his players perform in this important game. After having beaten Barcelona in the Classico, Madrid still has a chance to win the Spanish league, and they will want to add the Champions League trophy as well. They will have to wait for Friday to find out who their opponents will be. With the form they have shown during the recent games, they should not be afraid of any team, and the Champions League remain quite open this year compared to previous seasons where a particular team was far above the rest.