Real Madrid Release (April 12th-April 15th)- Bridget Walsh

Real Madrid Release (April 12th-April 15th)- Bridget Walsh

Game Summaries:

Wednesday April 12: Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid at Allianz Arena in First Leg of the Champions League Quarter Final

Madrid  come from behind to take first step towards the semifinals

Cristiano Ronaldo netted both goals in the second half to secure the victory. Madrid fell behind in the 25th minute on a header from Munich’s Arturo Vidal assisted by Thiago. Besides this highlight for Munich, Madrid dominated the remainder of the match, efficiently executing their game plan.

The tie between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will be determined on Tuesday April 18th.

Saturday April 15: Sporting vs. Real Madrid at El Molinón in La Liga

An Isco brace sees Real Madrid maintain top spot

With key players benched for the match, midfielder Isco stepped up and delivered two goals, the second coming in the 90th minute, to help lead Real Madrid in La Liga competition. The Whites played from behind the whole match, but they were able to respond to each of Sporting’s goals with Isco’s two goals and Morata’s lone goal.

Madrid earned three more points to add to their lead atop La Liga, and they put six games between the competition with the victory.

Player News:

Cristiano Ronaldo, selected as the Champions League player of the week

Ronaldo was key in the Whites’ victory over Bayern Munich in the First Leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals match. He scored twice, including the 100th of his career in European competition.

Danilo makes 50th competitive appearance for Real Madrid

Danilo appeared in his 50th competition as a White against Sporting on Saturday. His first appearance for Madrid came when they faced Sporting on 23 August 2015 in a 0-0 draw. This milestone is coming in just Danilo’s second year on the first team.

Kovacic, who is also in his second season with the club, earned his 50th career win against Sporting on Saturday. He has appeared in 66 matches and has scored three goals in his career as a White.

Other Relevant Team Related News:

Real Madrid to get police escort to Allianz Arena as extra security added

After the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, German police put extra security measures in place on Real Madrid’s trip from their hotel to the arena prior to their fixture in the Champions League Quarterfinal with Bayern Munich. The UEFA released a statement stating that there would be additional efforts at all three of Wednesday’s Champions League games.

Real Madrid to play 2017 All-Star Game against the Stars of the MLS

As the current Champions League champions, Real Madrid will face the Major League All-Star players in the 2017 All-Star Game on August 2 in Chicago, Illinois. This is the first appearance for La Liga in an All-Star game.

Upcoming Matches:

Tuesday April 18: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabéu in Second Leg of Champions League Quarterfinal

Sunday April 23: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabéu in La Liga

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