No wonder we could hear fireworks last night because Real Madrid did the unthinkable and beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final by five goals to nil. They already had a 1-0 lead from the home leg but everyone expected the current holders of the cup to redress that balance back in Munich.
The Germans had already won their home league in record time and had thrashed Barcelona last year by seven goals to nil in the semi-final of the competition. They were on paper the European team to beat but not anymore.
It might have cost Real £905m in the transfer market to get this far but every Spanish supporter will deem that worthwhile if they win the trophy that has eluded them since 2002.
Ronaldo is unstoppable.
- This season he has scored 16 goals in European Cup games – two more than any other player before him.
- He has also scored 33 goals in the Champions League knockout phase – two more than Lionel Messi.
- His total for this year stands at 48.
Oh how Manchester United fans must wish that Ronaldo had stayed with them, the man just gets better and better each season.
Now, Real Madrid will face either Chelsea or Athletico Madrid in the final in Lisbon and will be hoping to win their 10th European cup. You know, after last night, I rather fancy their chances.