MADRID (Sporting Alert) — A brace Cristiano Ronaldo pushed Real Madrid to a 5-2 dominating win over APOEL Nicosia in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.
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Jose Mourinho’s side advanced 8-2 on aggregate, following their 3-0 victory in the first leg.
In the night’s other game, English Premier League side Chelsea picked up a 2-1 victory over Benfica to move on 3-1 on aggregate.
At the Santiago Bernabeu, Ronaldo and Kaka put the hosts ahead in the first with strikes in the 26th and 37th minutes of play.
Gustavo Manduca then pulled one back for APOEL in 67th minute before Ronaldo and Jose Maria Callejon netted again for Real Madrid.
Esteban Solari grabbed another for the visitors before substitute Angel Di Maria scored the winners’ fifth goal.
Real Madrid will now face German side Bayern Munich in one semi-finals, while Chelsea will take on defending champions Barcelona.
At Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard and Raul Meireles were both on target for Chelsea in the win, while Javi Garcia scored for Benfica, which suffered a 1-0 defeat in the first leg.