Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Cristiano Ronaldo lifts Real Madrid but Apoel adventure ends in style
Real Madrid's destination was never in doubt, the question was which route they would take. In the end they defeated the Cypriot side Apoel Nicosia 5-2 with two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and one each from Kaká, José Callejón and Angel Di María, but the visitors, too, left feeling like victors. For Apoel, who had to get through three preliminary games to reach the Champions League proper, their European adventure came to an end on a stage that they could barely have dreamed of treading.