Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale to Miss Sporting Gijon Clash

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale to Miss Sporting Gijon Clash

"Cristiano was unhappy because he couldn't score a third, that's how ambitious he is", Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told reporters.

On Real's comeback against Bayern Munich in the second half a visibly happy Ronaldo stated: "I am happy with the win, we reacted well to make a comeback".

Ronaldo said it was a moment to savour. "To be able to reach this mark is an honour and against a team like Bayern it is better still", Ronaldo, who scored both goals, told beIN Sports Spain.

When Arturo Vidal headed the hosts into a 25th-minute lead, Bayern appeared on course for a 17th consecutive European home victory, but the game turned following Vidal's missed penalty and Ronaldo equalised with a fine volley early in the second period.

Bayern were dealt another blow with a half-hour to play when Javi Martinez was sent off for a second yellow card within three minutes for fouls on Ronaldo.

Real pressed home the numerical advantage as Ronaldo tapped the ball between the legs of Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for the victor on 77 minutes.

Yes, the former Manchester United youngster is the first man to reach 100 goals in European club competition, with 97 in the Champions League, two in the Super Cup, and one in Champions League qualifying.

Bayern were forced into a change before the game as Robert Lewandowski was ruled out with a shoulder injury, with Thomas Muller replacing him up front.

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"For the second leg he will 100 per cent be back". "Real have the better chance now but we still have a chance too, and we'll play with everything we've got". "And as he has so much ambition. but in the end we are all happy as it is not easy to get this result here".

Winger Arjen Robben says the Bavarians will have to raise their game having been outplayed in the second half.

"Gareth Bale felt a tweak at halftime and that I didn't need to take any threats", Zidane said.

The Real coach said his side were lucky to have only been a goal down at the break after Vidal's penalty miss.

"It was a different game after the break, we showed more personality and stole some ball off Bayern".

German number one Manuel Neuer could count himself unfortunate to finish on the losing side following some superb saves.

Raphael Varane and Pepe are both sidelined, leaving Real Madrid with only two central defenders available for the trip to Sporting Gijon on Saturday: Sergio Ramos and Nacho. "It was a great win, the team played well and the return leg is open".

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