Madrid, April 3 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo is confident Real Madrid will progress to the semifinals of the Champions League when they play APOEL Nicosia in the second leg of their quarterfinal tie.
Real Madrid will Wednesday defend a 3-0 lead they took against the weakest team left in the competition a week ago.
Madrid were rarely in trouble in the first leg and with the return leg in their home stadium, Ronaldo was realistic in saying that his side should qualify for the last four of the competition.
“The result that we got away from home was very important. I am not going to be hypocritical about it, because I think that the tie is just about 90 percent assured, but there is still 10 percent to decide and anything can happen in football,” he said was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
“We are playing at home and we don’t want to waste the chance to go further in this competition. It is a dream result to win 3-0 away from home and we are on the right track to win both the La Liga and the Champions League,” he assured.
Real Madrid currently lead FC Barcelona by six points and after playing APOEL Wednesday, they entertain an out of form Valencia Sunday.