Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/8/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 06: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid during training session on the campus of UCLA on August 6, 2010 in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, California. Real Madrid will play a pre-season friendly soccer match against Los Angeles Galaxy on August 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, before traveling back to Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo believes Real Madrid are a better team than Borussia Dortmund despite their UEFA Champions League semi-final defeat. Jose Mourinho's side won their second leg 2-0 on Tuesday night but were still knocked out at the Bernabeu following a 4-3 aggregate loss. Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski-inspired 4-1 first-leg win did the damage and Ronaldo acknowledged that fact. But the Portuguese superstar still thinks he and his Real team-mates are the superior side, as he said: "The first leg was key but today we have demonstrated that we are a team that could be in the final. "We missed chances. We scored too late. I want to congratulate the fans for their support. "We have proven to be better than them but the score in the first leg was key. The fans have been awesome." Late goals from Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos gave Real hope in the second leg but Dortmund held on for their aggregate victory. Jurgen Klopp's side will now meet either Barcelona or German rivals Bayern ...
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