Champions League: Juve, Real advance to semifinals
Updated: 2015-04-23 07:04
Atletico Madrid's Arda Turan is shown a red card by referee during their Champions League quarterfinal second leg match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, April 22, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]
It was a bitter blow for Diego Simeone's men, who went toe to toe with the team that beat them in last year's final until playmaker Arda Turan was dismissed for a second booking 14 minutes from time and Hernandez applied the killer blow.
"It was my turn to score but this is for everyone," an emotional Hernandez, who is on loan at Real from Manchester United, told with Spanish television.
"Atletico are a worthy opponent," added the 26-year-old, who was playing only due to an injury to Karim Benzema. "Thank God, we were the worthy winners."
Real coach Carlo Ancelotti, missing injured regulars Gareth Bale, Benzema and Luka Modric, started with Hernandez up front with Ronaldo and centre back Sergio Ramos pushed forward into a defensive midfield role.
Seeking to become the first team to retain the trophy in the Champions League era, Real had the upper hand in terms of possession and chances in a cagey first half.