Riding high after their huge weekend victory in El Clasico , Real Madrid now looks to put the sword to Bayern Munich . A win will take them to the final in Munich, and give 'Los Merengues' a chance to win their tenth European Cup .
By winning in Barcelona Saturday night, coach Jose Mourinho's team cast off one of the biggest shadows any side has had to deal with in recent years. As good as Real has been this season, they were unable to get past their bitter rivals in a league game until Cristiano Ronaldo took care of that matter at Camp Nou. Now they have every motivation to regain their European laurels, and to strut once more as the kings of the continent.
Trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Munich , Real Madrid has serious work to do. The fact that they carry an away goal -- added to the fact that they have dominated nearly all comers to the Santiago Bernabeu this season -- suggests that even a side of Bayern's quality will need something very special to survive.
Ronaldo is the...