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Real and PSG seize the initaitive
Real Madrid and PSG edged a step closer to the Champions League semifinals when they both won their first leg ties against Dortmund and Chelsea last night.
At the Santiago Bernabeu, Real put one foot in the next round with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund, sweet revenge for the Madrid giants who lost to the Germans in the semifinals of the competition last year.
Real came flying out of the blocks with Gareth Bale slotting home the opening goal after just 3 minutes, his 17th goal of the season. Isco doubled the advantage in the 27th minute before Christiano Ronaldo finished off Jurgen Klopp’s team with a record equaling 14th goal of his UCL season.
Ronaldo equaled Jose Altafini (1962/63) and Lionel Messi’s (2012/13) record of 14 goals in a single campaign.
In the nights other quarterfinal, PSG stunned Chelsea at Stanford Bridge with a 3-1 win.
PSG opened the scoring after John Terry dropped a header into the path of Lavezzi who calmly slotted home. Eden Hazard got Chelsea back on level terms from the penalty spot after Thiago Silva brought down fellow Brazilian in the area.
The visitors restored their advantage on the 61st minute compliments of a David Luiz own goal before Javier Pastore found the back of the net in stoppage time to give the French champions an all important third away goal.