Bale: We showed what we are capable of

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is happy that his side was able to silence the critics, as Madrid claimed a 3-2 aggregate win against Wolfsburg to progress into the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday night.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s three-goal haul at Santiago Bernabeu saw Zinedine Zidane's men overturn a 2-0 deficit from the quarter-final, first-leg tie against the Wolves last week, to book their sixth consecutive semi-final appearance in the competition.

"We showed the world what we are capable of," Bale said after the match.

"We have shown everyone how strong our team spirit is. It was a tough match, but we were able to play how we wanted."

Madrid's goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, was in fine form on the night as he denied Andre Schurrle and Bruno Henrique opportunities to get the visitors back in the game.

"It was a perfect night, just as Cristiano said it would be," Navas said. "It was incredible. Feeling the support of the fans spurred us on and pushed us to win.

"When you step onto the pitch and see how pumped up everyone is, it really inspires you. You could see the belief in their eyes. It is very difficult to resist that feeling and not give it your all. We are delighted with the way the fans got behind us.

"We all worked our socks off from start to finish and we were deserved winners. We are feeling calm and are well aware that we are on the up. We have a fantastic team and can make it difficult for anyone."