Real Madrid set a new record Champions League record following their quarter-final triumph over Bayern Munich.
A thrilling 4-2 win at Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday secured a 6-3 aggregate victory for the holders against the Bundesliga leaders and Decima-winning former head coach Carlo Ancelotti.
The win sealed the holders’ place in the last four for the seventh season in a row – something no other club has managed in the tournament’s modern history.
Barcelona reached the last four six times in a row from 2008 until 2013, while Bayern made it to that stage on five consecutive occasions between 2012 and 2016.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to reach 100 goals in the Champions League, with Marco Asensio adding a fourth after Robert Lewandowski’s penalty and a Sergio Ramos own goal had forced extra time.
Madrid join last year’s beaten finalists Atletico Madrid in the next round, Diego Simeone’s side having beaten Leicester City 2-1 on aggregate.
Barcelona, Juventus, Monaco and Borussia Dortmund will compete for the remaining two spaces in Friday’s draw.
7 – Real Madrid have qualified for the CL semi-finals for the seventh consecutive season; the longest streak in history. Formidable.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 18, 2017
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