Manchester United loanee Javier Hernandez scored a last minute winner to take Real Madrid through to the Champions League semi-finals after a 1-0 win over local rivals Atletico Madrid.
The Mexico international was only playing in the match because Karim Benzema was out with an injury, and looked poor for much of the 90 minutes. However, the poacher popped up when it mattered, and put away the all important goal. The 26-year-old had an open goal to put the ball in to after Cristiano Ronaldo did much of the work.
Atleti may feel hard done by after Arda Turan was sent off for a second yellow card not long before they went behind. Los Blancos defender Sergio Ramos has been accused of making too much of a foul by the Turkey international.
The Galacticos will now face one of Barcelona, Juventus, or Bayern Munich in the semi finals of the competition. It is the 26th time in their history that the Bernabeu based side have made it to this stage.
Twitter users went crazy after the late drama…
Some United fans tweeting the Madrid goal was “made in Manchester”. Ah yes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Chicarito growing up in Salford together.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 22, 2015
@CH14_ Yes congrats mate
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) April 22, 2015
FACT: The one man that can help send Real Madrid through to the UCL semi-finals. pic.twitter.com/xZzmEZ3b9G
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) April 22, 2015
Marcelo when Real Madrid scored https://t.co/BBeF66Hl8A
— Rey LaMadrid (@ReyLaMadrid) April 22, 2015
21 – There are 21 European Cups won between four semifinalists Real Madrid (10), Bayern (5), Barcelona (4) and Juventus (2).
— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) April 22, 2015
895 days since his last Champions League goal. Sends Real Madrid into the semi-finals. pic.twitter.com/On8wspNbDu
— Eurosport.com (@EurosportCom_EN) April 22, 2015