Lucas Vazquez: 'Benatia run me down'
Los Blancos' winger insists the referee was right to award a penalty, which Cristiano converted and helped the Whites progress to the CL semi-finals after beating Juventus 4-3 on aggregate.
“Was it a penalty? Yes, Cristiano knocked the ball to me near the penalty spot and, just as I was about to finish it off, the centre-back came from behind me and ran me down. There’s no question about it.
“Juve’s protests? They were normal, it was the last minute. The match? Tonight needs to be a lesson for us. Whoever relaxes, pays for it. The Champions League forgives no-one.
“We knew we had to suffer until the end and our goal puts us in the semi-finals, which is the most important thing.
“Draw? We must be prepared for whoever we get and face them with the best possible motivation. We’re going for the final.”