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The Portuguese ace was in high-spirits after Los Blancos' win at White Hart Lane and claimed he has no fear of facing the club's Spanish rivals in the semi-finals

Cristiano Ronaldo was in optimistic mood after his team overcame Tottenham 1-0 in London to book their place in the Champions League semi-finals, rounding off a 5-0 aggregate scoreline in their favour.

"It was a good win tonight and this means we have taken a very important step forward," the Portuguese international was quoted as saying post-match by Uefa.com.

"Our ambition at the start of the campaign was obviously to go very far in this tournament. We are close to the final now but we are facing a very difficult rival next [in Barcelona]."

Asked about Real Madrid's opponents in the next round, Ronaldo reminded everyone that the current La Liga champions are a team like any other, with weaknesses of their own.

"They are a great team but they are not from another planet; they are human just like us," he continued.

"They play good football, sure, but so do we. We are feeling good both physically and mentally. I hope that we are going to come out on top in these encounters against them."

Real Madrid and Barcelona are due to meet on Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga action, also facing each other in the Copa del Rey final as well as in European's most prestigious tournament.

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