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Published 06/04/2016

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid at Volkswagen Arena on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid at Volkswagen Arena on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images)
A man runs on the pitch during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas (2nd L) confronts Wolfsburg's midfielder Maximilian Arnold (L) as players argue during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 06: A pitch invader is caught by stewards during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid at Volkswagen Arena on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas (2ndL) argues with Wolfsburg's midfielder Maximilian Arnold (L) during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / RONNY HARTMANNRONNY HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images
A security holds a man who entered a pitch during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / RONNY HARTMANNRONNY HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 06: Marcelo of Real Madrid appeals to an assistant referee during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid at Volkswagen Arena on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 06: Maximilian Arnold (1st L) of Wolfsburg and Keylor Navas (2nd L) of Real Madrid square off during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid at Volkswagen Arena on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi gives a yellow card to Wolfsburg's midfielder Maximilian Arnold during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas (R) and Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (C) pull the jersey of Wolfsburg's midfielder Maximilian Arnold during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / RONNY HARTMANNRONNY HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos (L) and Wolfsburg's Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 06: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid at Volkswagen Arena on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Danilo reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) and Wolfsburg's Portuguese striker Vieirinha vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) and Wolfsburg's French defender Josuha Guilavogui vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) vies for the ball with Wolfsburg's Portuguese striker Vieirinha during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / RONNY HARTMANNRONNY HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images
Wolfsburg's midfielder Julian Draxler and Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale reacts during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / RONNY HARTMANNRONNY HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's forward Jese Rodriguez (R) fails to score past Wolfsburg's Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (L) and Wolfsburg's Brazilian defender Dante during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Wolfsburg's Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez (C) reacts after scoring a penalty during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 06: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid at Volkswagen Arena on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 06: VfL Wolfsburg players line up for the team photos prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid at Volkswagen Arena on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 06: Maximilian Arnold (2nd L) of Wolfsburg celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid at Volkswagen Arena on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 06: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid at Volkswagen Arena on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Wolfsburg's players celebrate after midfielder Maximilian Arnold (2nd L) scored the 2-0 goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane (r) stands by Wolfsburg's midfielder Julian Draxler during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane (r) looks at Wolfsburg's Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Wolfsburg's midfielder Maximilian Arnold (L) celebrates scoring the 2-0 goal with Wolfsburg's striker Andre Schuerrle during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Wolfsburg's midfielder Maximilian Arnold, Wolfsburg's striker Andre Schuerrle, Wolfsburg's midfielder Julian Draxler celebrate after a penalty kick goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold, left, fouls Real Madrid's Luka Modric during the Champions League first leg quarterfinal soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid in Wolfsburg, Germany, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale raects during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / Ronny HartmannRONNY HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos (R) and Wolfsburg's Brazilian forward Bruno Henrique (l) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos plays the ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos (L) and Wolfsburg's Brazilian forward Bruno Henrique vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
A security runs after a man who entered a pitch during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first-leg football match between VfL Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016 in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

Wolfsburg stunned Real Madrid with two goals in eight first-half minutes to take control of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

The 10-time winners of the competition face an uphill task just to progress to the last four this year after losing 2-0 in Germany in the first leg.

Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas had not conceded in this competition prior to this game but he was beaten by Ricardo Rodriguez's penalty, before Maximilian Arnold doubled the advantage soon after.

Four days on from a win at the Nou Camp with 10 men, Zinedine Zidane's side looked shaky at the back and have it all to do in the return fixture in the Spanish capital next Tuesday.

There were early hints that this would not be a straightforward night for Real when, 70 seconds in, Cristiano Ronaldo was flagged for a marginal offside call when he collected Karim Benzema's pass and turned home.

Moments later Gareth Bale was then denied what appeared a clear penalty after Luiz Gustavo clattered into his leg inside the area.

Madrid should have led anyway through Benzema who, having returned to the pitch following treatment, moved beyond Dante before placing his effort into Diego Benaglio's leg.

Wolfsburg were a threat on the counter, though, and after Bruno Henrique had headed at Navas, the Real keeper finally conceded after 738 minutes without doing so in the Champions League when Rodriguez sent him the wrong way from 12 yards out.

The spot-kick call was debatable as Andre Schurrle appeared to kick his own foot as he swung his leg past Casemiro, who was caught on the wrong side of the ex-Chelsea forward.

Seven minutes later it was 2-0, Julian Draxler finding Henrique in space and from his cross Arnold stole a march on Sergio Ramos and finished first-time past Navas.

Benzema then headed wide before injury eventually forced him off, Toni Kroos drew Benaglio into a save and Bale planted a 25-yard free-kick over his crossbar of the stroke of half-time.

Zidane's side pushed for an away goal after the interval and Ronaldo missed the target with two attempts from Bale crosses.

However, they almost found themselves three goals down as Schurrle took up the space once again left vacant by Marcelo, but, after taking a touch, he fired over.

Marcelo's frustration was evident when he kicked out at Arnold before comically falling to the ground after placing his head in the goalscorer's chest, with only the victim and Bale booked in the subsequent skirmish.

Ronaldo was thwarted again by Benaglio after substitute Isco had threaded a pass through with the outside of his boot, while Navas pushed away from Max Kruse at the other end to ensure the task facing Real in the second leg did not become even more difficult.

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