Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Real Madrid bury PSG to reach Champions League quarters

Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro (R) celebrates with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo. (AFP) / FRANCK FIFE
Updated 07 March 2018
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Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Real Madrid bury PSG to reach Champions League quarters

PARIS: Cristiano Ronaldo scored as holders Real Madrid reached the Champions League quarterfinals with a 5-2 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain after Tuesday's 2-1 victory in the second leg.
Ronaldo headed the record 12-time winners ahead just after half-time at the Parc des Princes and although Edinson Cavani levelled, Casemiro's late strike ensured PSG, playing without the injured Neymar, fell at the last 16 stage for the second year in a row.


Late stunner from Toni Kroos gives Germany vital win over Sweden

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Late stunner from Toni Kroos gives Germany vital win over Sweden

  • Kroos curled a right-foot shot from the left edge of the area inside the far post after a set piece
  • Germany needed at least a draw to stay in contention in Group F

SOCHI: Toni Kroos has revived Germany's World Cup hopes with a superb late strike in the fifth minute of stoppage time to seal a 2-1 win for the defending champions over Sweden.
Kroos curled a right-foot shot from the left edge of the area inside the far post after a set piece, with Germany down to 10 men. He tapped the ball to Marco Reus from the free kick and then launched his strike into the top corner.
Germany needed at least a draw to stay in contention in Group F after opening with a loss to Mexico. It is now second in the group, three points behind Mexico and level with Sweden. Mexico had a 2-1 victory over winless South Korea 2-1 earlier Saturday.
Sweden opened the scoring with Ola Toivonen in the first half after a counterattack that started with a passing mistake by Kroos' near midfield.
Reus equalized three minutes into the second half with a shot from inside the area after a pass by Timo Werner.
Germany played the final minutes with 10 men as Jerome Boateng was sent off for a second yellow card for a hard challenge on Marcus Berg.
Halftime substitute Mario Gomez had one of the best chances for Germany with a close-range header in the 88th that was saved by goalkeeper Robin Olsen.