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Ancelotti rues Vidal penalty miss in loss to Madrid

Ancelotti rues Vidal penalty miss in loss to Madrid

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has blamed Arturo Vidal’s first-half penalty miss for his side’s defeat to Real Madrid in their UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final tie on Wednesday.

The hosts got ahead early in the game when Arturo Vidal headed in the opener on 25 minutes, but went on to miss a penalty that could have given them a comfortable lead before the break.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was anonymous in a first half controlled by Bayern, suddenly dominated after the break to carry his side into a strong position after netting a brace in the 47th and 77th minute to set a record.

“It will be difficult in 90 minutes in Madrid but we are still alive. We missed the penalty which would have put us 2-0 up and then within three minutes it was 1-1,” Ancelotti said after the home defeat.

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“The small details were decisive. We missed the penalty and then they scored early in the 2nd half. It changed the game.

“Next week, we will look to take our chance. We will try to do our best.”

Meanwhile, goals scorer and UEFA history maker, Cristiano Ronaldo, does not think it is uhuru for Madrid in spite of the away victory.

He said after the game, “We have a great advantage, but the tie is not over yet. Bayern have a strong team and are still alive.”

The return leg will be played in Spain on April 18, as the defending champions will continue in their quest to retain their trophy.

 

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