Football’s biggest competition is about to reach its final destination, as eight teams battle tomorrow and the day after for a place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. While three of the four ties have lived up to the expectations, it was a relatively easy looking match which provided the most shocking result in the first leg so far. The Real Madrid fans were relieved when they saw Wolfsburg’s name written against them in the quarter finals of Europe’s elite club competition. But what happened in Germany was, and will remain as one of the shocks of the season.
Madrid’s misery against German opponents away from home continued against an inspired Wolfsburg side. They were on cloud nine after their victory over arch rivals Barcelona, that too on the Catalan club’s home soil. But that did nothing in terms of the team’s performance against Wolfsburg. Ronaldo and Benzema missed a couple of good chances to bring Madrid back into the game, as the all-whites searched for an all important away goal. But that goal eluded the Spanish giants as the match ended up in a 2-0 defeat for them.
Many pundits have declared that the tie looks settled, but there is something in the air which refuses to say so. As the big night approaches, the biggest question is can Real Madrid overturn this deficit and achieve the impossible? Here are five points which support Real Madrid’s quest of making it into their sixth Champions League semi-finals in a row.