“If you think you’re perfect already, then you never will be.”
Real Madrid was knocked out at the last 16 stage of UEFA Champions League for the sixth successive season, this time being dumped by Lyon 2-1 on aggregate.
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoreline on the sixth minutes at the second league with a fine strike – his seventh UCL goal of the season – to level the aggregate at 1-1.
But a Miralem Pjanic equalizer in the 75th-minute was enough for Lyon to qualify for the next round on aggregate.
The early exit is especially disappointing as this year’s UCL final will be played at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid’s home ground.
Cristiano Ronaldo addressed the media after the Real’s victory over Villarreal and had words of support for his countrymen in Madeira.
“Madeira is where I grew up and where all my family is. I am worried. I couldn’t believed it when I watched it on TV. I wish to help any way I can.”
Flood and mudslides in Madeira killed at least 40 people late last month.