"It was an unbelievable night, a very emotional night and what the supporters did for me made me feel shy. I am never going to forget that moment. The only words I can say are that it was unbelievable. For one side I feel happy for Madrid to go through to the next round, but for the other side I feel a little bit sad because it is not easy to forget this home. I played for six years here and the people were very nice to me. I came here like a child. It was quite a strange feeling. Not just for this game, but the first game too. I think in the two games I didn’t play like I play all the time, at the same level. But I helped my team to score one goal home and away. I feel happy inside because Madrid got through but I feel a little bit sad because United are out. It’s a feeling you cannot explain."
- Cristiano Ronaldo [Champions League 2012/13: Manchester United 1 - Real Madrid 2 (aggregate 2-3)]