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Football: Bale, Ronaldo guide Madrid to Dortmund revenge

Published on Apr 3, 2014 4:40 AM
 
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg football match Real Madrid FC vs Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 2, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) – Real Madrid eased towards a fourth consecutive Champions League semi-final as Cristiano Ronaldo equalled another goalscoring record in their 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Looking to avenge their semi-final defeat at the hands of the Germans last season, Madrid flew out of the traps and were ahead within three minutes when Gareth Bale poked home from Dani Carvajal’s pass.

Isco doubled Real’s lead after 27 minutes as his low shot from the edge of the area curled into the bottom corner.

Ronaldo then scored his 14th Champions League goal of the campaign to match the competition’s record mark for goals in a season set by Lionel Messi two years ago.

 
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