Champions League: Why we lost against Real Madrid - Carlo Ancelotti

Bayern are not dead insists Ancelotti

Der FCB came into Wednesday's encounter as favourites to take a first-leg lead, but even that tag may not have prepared the Allianz Arena hosts for the freedom they enjoyed raining down on Real's goal in the opening exchanges.

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to rack up 100 European goals with a brace in Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Bayern Munich - but warned a place in the last four of the Champions League was still not secure.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the equalising goal.

"I don't know who doubted me", Ronaldo replied.

“I wanted to reach this record. "Of course I am anxious as I don't like to have players injured, even more towards the end of the season". For me it is an honor because it is a very hard figure. "Hopefully Real Madrid win and we get through to the semi-finals".

The reigning champions went on to triumph 2-1, though their hero insisted the tie is far from over ahead of Tuesday's return.

"We probably could have scored one or two more goals, but we're very happy", the Real coach said at a press conference. We're all a little disappointed because we had a lot of chances in the second half, but we were against a goalkeeper who is a wall. We scored early on and from there the game was easy.

"We don't have a big chance, but it's still a chance - we're still alive", said Ancelotti. Second half was a different Ronaldo.

"We didn't have so much possession and we were missing our usual self-assurance". The former France global said his team's patience and ability to wrest possession away from Bayern had been key.

Zidane said he did not plan to call on any backup from the club's Castilla reserve side, while adding that rarely used left-back Fabio Coentrao could get a runout against Sporting. "We suffered a lot in the first half".

Bayern should have been 2-0 up at the break, but Vidal sent his penalty well over the bar after Dani Carvajal was adjudged to have handled the ball. With patience, and taking the ball from them, the second half was very good.

Ousmane Dembele pulled one back for Dortmund in the 57th minute but another defensive mistake allowed Mbappe to break away and grab a third goal for the Ligue 1 side.

Ancelotti hopes to have striker Robert Lewandowski, who missed the first leg with a bruised shoulder, and defender Mats Hummels both back for the return in Madrid.

"We have a small advantage but we have to be calm for the second leg".

"At half-time he was feeling something and, as always we did not want to take any risks", Zidane said.

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