Madrid pair, Monaco claim upper hand

It was a good Wednesday night for the Madrid-based clubs in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, Atletico and Real earned aggregate advantages for next week’s decisive second legs. Monaco also have an advantage to take home following their rescheduled match in Germany.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the talisman once again as he led Real Madrid to a 2-1 away win over ten-man Bayern Munich. A first-half penalty from Antoine Griezmann earned Atletico Madrid a 1-0 result over Leicester City. In an entertaining five-goal contest, Monaco claimed a 3-2 victory at Borussia Dortmund. looks back at Wednesday’s quarter-final, first legs in photos. Watch how the action in Dortmund, Madrid and Munich unfolded by clicking through the photo gallery above.

The winner of the UEFA Champions League will represent Europe at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 in December.