Champions League - 2nd Leg
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Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid (Agg: 1-0)

By Marc HigginsonBBC Sport
Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez's last appearance for Manchester United was in the 4-0 defeat at MK Dons in August
  • Holders Real win without Bale and Modric
  • Real beat rivals for first time in eight meetings
  • Hernandez on loan from Man Utd
  • No side has retained Champions League

Real Madrid's Javier Hernandez scored an 88th-minute winner to settle a tense Champions League quarter-final against neighbours Atletico in the Bernabeu.

The visitors frustrated Real for the majority of the match, but the game opened up when Atletico's Arda Turan was sent off in the 75th minute.

With the game heading for extra-time after the first leg ended 0-0, Cristiano Ronaldo drove forward and squared for Hernandez to slot home.

The semi-final draw is on Friday.

Real's rich European tradition
Real have reached the last four in a European cup competition on a record 31 occasions. Barcelona have 30 and Bayern Munich 25. Juventus are fourth with 22.Real Madrid have reached the Champions League semi-finals for the fifth successive season, equalling their club record previously set between 1956 and 1960.

Real will join fellow La Liga heavyweights Barcelona, plus Germany's Bayern Munich and Serie A side Juventus, in the final four yet none are likely to provide a sterner test of their attacking mettle than their cross-city rivals.

Atletico were well-drilled and extremely difficult to break down, but the tie turned in Real's favour when Turan was sent off for a second bookable offence - the Turkish midfielder fouling Sergio Ramos.

Turan had been assigned to man-mark Ronaldo and he did the job to perfection during the time he was on the pitch.

With Real shorn of two of their attacking stars - Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema - through injury, they often looked short on ideas up front with Ronaldo struggling to escape Turan's attentions.

As in the first leg, Atletico keeper Jan Oblak made a number of fine saves - none better than when he denied Hernandez from inside the area - and it was becoming a frustrating night for both Real and their Mexican striker, on loan from Manchester United.

However, Turan's red card energised the Bernabeu and the tie was finally settled by the brilliance of Ronaldo, who now has 50 goals and 19 assists to his name this season.

The Portuguese cut inside and unselfishly picked out Hernandez, 26, to tap home his sixth goal of the season.

Defeat felt harsh on Atletico, and in particular their well-drilled defence which was again well-marshalled by Diego Godin, but 10-time winners Real had the edge - just like they did in the final against the same opponents last season.

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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti:

"Hernandez played very well, with a lot of desire. I think he has suffered a lot this season as he has hardly played.

"He never threw in the towel even in difficult moments and worked hard in training and it paid off for him."

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone:

"I leave feeling proud of my team. Again we competed superbly in a competition as tough as the Champions League and to be among the eight best teams in Europe is not easy.

"I was always taught that in the game you have to compete and if you give your all you will go home feeling content.

"I don't have any negative feelings. There are coaches who would be envious to have these players."

Arda Turan
Arda Turan was shown yellow cards for fouls on Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos
Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez became the fifth player to score for both Manchester United and Real Madrid in the Champions League after Michael Owen, David Beckham, Ruud van Nistelrooy and current team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo now has 19 assists this season
Iker Casillas
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas played his 148th Champions League match, joining Xavi in first place on the all-time appearances list


Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Casillas
  • 15Carvajal
  • 3PepeBooked at 74mins
  • 2Varane
  • 5da Silva CoentrãoSubstituted forArbeloaat 90+1'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Ramos
  • 8Kroos
  • 23IscoSubstituted forIllarramendiat 90+3'minutes
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 14HernándezSubstituted forRodríguez Ruizat 90+2'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo


  • 6Khedira
  • 13Navas
  • 16Borges
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Nacho
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz
  • 24Illarramendi

Atl Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 23Miranda
  • 2Godín
  • 18Gámez
  • 10TuranBooked at 76mins
  • 6KokeBooked at 90mins
  • 5Cardoso MendesSubstituted forGiménez de Vargasat 86'minutes
  • 17SaúlSubstituted forFernández Arenasat 45'minutes
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forGarcia Escuderoat 65'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 9Mandzukic


  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 3Siqueira
  • 8Garcia Escudero
  • 11Jiménez
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 19Torres
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jesé (Real Madrid).

  4. Post update

    Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Koke (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi replaces Isco.

  9. Booking

    Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid).

  11. Post update

    Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Javier Hernández because of an injury.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Arbeloa replaces Fábio Coentrão.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Real Madrid 1, Atlético de Madrid 0. Javier Hernández (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Giménez replaces Tiago.

  17. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Mario Mandzukic (Atlético de Madrid) because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pepe (Real Madrid) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jan Oblak.