Cristiano Ronaldo leads the charge into UEFA Champions League semis

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the charge into UEFA Champions League semis

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo leads the charge into UEFA Champions League semis. Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid have Atletico Madrid on Tuesday as Europe’s greatest club rivalry approaches its peak.

Revenge will be on the menu at the Santiago Bernabeu for Atletico and their feisty Argentine mentor Diego Simeone. While in Griezmann they have one of the deadliest marksmen around.

Atletico Madrid will be edgy to oust the memories of horrible Champions League final thrashings in 2014 and 2016 to their city rivals.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the charge into UEFA Champions League semis

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the charge into UEFA Champions League semis

 

They have lost Jose Maria Gimenez to a groin injury meaning three key defenders miss the short trip across town. While Simeone’s side has delivered their notoriety on a measly resistance, they are in fine attacking form. A Kevin Gameiro brace fixed a 5-0 defeat over Las Palmas at the end of the week.

In any case, Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid, hoping to become the first side to retain the Champions League, are considerable opponents at their stadium. Where they earned a last-gasp champ Saturday to stay on track in a tight battle with Barcelona for La Liga.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the charge into UEFA Champions League semis

 

“With the fans behind us we are difficult to beat here,” match champ Marcelo said after a brazen 2-1 triumph over Valencia.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring against Valencia additionally saw a penalty saved.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the charge into UEFA Champions League semis. In their last Champions League journey the productive Ronaldo stowed a cap trap in the quarter-final thrashing of Bayern Munich, taking his competition count over 100 goals and another record.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the charge into UEFA Champions League semis

 

The Portuguese is probably going to start with James Rodriguez after the Colombian played set up of the injured Gareth Bale at the end of the week.

“He played exceptionally well and did the job asked of him, as they all did. I’m exceptionally happy with his execution and with the performance of the group in general,” Zidane said of the back-in-favour Rodriguez.