UCL: Madrid, Wolfsburg Enter Quarters

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 40th goal of the season as Real Madrid reached the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 aggregate victory over Roma.

Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Real peppered the visitors’ goal, although Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah wasted chances for Roma at the Bernabeu.

It proved costly as Ronaldo crashed in at the near post before setting up James Rodriguez for an angled finish.

Roma hit the post but Real made the last eight for a sixth successive term.

With Zinedine Zidane’s team 12 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, and¬†disqualified from the Copa Del Rey, winning the Champions League remains their only realistic chance of silverware.

Schurrle touch

Wolfsburg booked their spot in the quarters for the first time after Andre Schurrle’s goal sealed a 4-2 aggregate win over Gent.

The Germans had the best chance of a dour first half but Joshua Guilavogui’s 20-yard shot was saved by Matz Sels.

They wrapped up victory when Julian Draxler picked out Schurrle after a driving run to the byeline.

Danijel Milicevic’s shot wide from Moses Simon’s cross was the closest the Belgian team came to scoring.

Dieter Hecking’s Wolfsburg side have dropped to seventh in the Bundesliga after a disappointing sequence of one win in nine games, but they deserved victory against plucky but limited opponents.


On Wednesday, Zenit host Benifa who won the first leg 1-0 while Chelsea will be looking to overturn a 2-1 first leg loss against visiting PSG.

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