For about 87 minutes, the Champions League quarterfinal second leg between old rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid went predictably. Plenty of kicking, not much in the way of coherent interchange. Real Madrid tried some things – Ronaldo stepovers, James runs, Pepe frogstomps – and Atleti tried a couple quick-hitters, but it was no use. Much like the first leg, the game was fun but hopelessly disjointed.
And then Chicharito scored with minutes left and Madrid exploded.