Ronaldo joined Lionel Messi in failing to score with a penalty kick in soccer’s Champions League semifinals as Real Madrid was eliminated by Bayern Munich a day after Barcelona was ousted by Chelsea.
|Messi [L] - Ronaldo [R]|
Bayern won a penalty shootout 3-1 to advance to the May 19 final at its own Allianz Arena against Chelsea. Ronaldo scored twice in the first 14 minutes before Arjen Robben got a goal to make it 3-3 over the two-game semifinal. Madrid’s players lacked energy after that, coach Jose Mourinho told reporters.
Madrid paid 80 million pounds ($129 million) for Ronaldo in 2009, making him the most expensive player in the world, while Messi is the record-tying three-time World Player of the Year. He hit a penalty kick against the crossbar for Barcelona two nights ago.
Bayern, a four-time European champion, will become the first team to play a final at its home stadium since the tournament changed to the Champions League format in 1992.
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