But what happened to ensure Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates had no doubt of what their supporters thought of the game?
Robert Lewandowski scored four times against Real on Wednesday, but which English manager has been ruing missing out on the striker?
Chelsea feature heavily in our gossip roundup today with one high-profile player linked with a U-turn, while another Blues player has left one radio presenter with egg on his face and something far more unpleasant on his plate.
Read on to find out more.
It hasn't been a great week for Real Madrid. The 4-1 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday has left them with a mountain to climb to reach the final at Wembley next month.
Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. were left stunned by the events at the Westfalenstadion, where four-goal Robert Lewandowski was the star of a fantastic result for the Bundesliga side.
However, there was worse to come for the Real squad as they arrived at the airport for their flight back to the Spanish capital.
A number of traveling supporters were waiting for the team with a chant translating as "less millions, more balls" being aimed in its direction.
Apologies in advance if the video clip included here includes any bad language.
Former Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce missed out on signing Robert Lewandowski due to a volcanic ash cloud.
Robert Lewandowski is the man of the moment in world football after his stunning four-goal haul for Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid on Wednesday.
The former Ewood Park boss claims the club was not in a position to afford Lewandowski at the time (BBC Sport), but he also concedes that the eruption of an Icelandic volcano, which forced the cancellation of flights in Europe, cost him the chance to meet the forward face-to-face.
Lewandowski instead signed for Dortmund, and Allardyce was sacked as Blackburn manager later that year (BBC Sport).
John Terry has been linked with a return to the England squad.
According to newspaper reports, the Blues defender cannot resist the chance of playing in the World Cup in Brazil next year and is looking for a return.
Terry quit international football last September as the Football Association pursued its own disciplinary process for him racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand in October 2011 (BBC Sport).
However, BBC Sport has reported that Terry, 32, has not made any decision on returning to the England squad. This story may not have run its course just yet.
Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta's form has seen one French radio personality eat humble pie and something else.
On the subject of Chelsea defenders, Cesar Azpilicueta has been reaping the rewards of his fine form this season with his senior debut for Spain in February.
However, one analyst with French radio station RMC was forced to eat his words and something far worse in the wake of Azpilicueta's first cap.
But RMC analyst and former Marseille left-back Eric Di Meco disagreed and vowed to eat a rat if it happened. And this week, Di Meco made good on his promise (YouTube).
Are Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti about to swap jobs?
According to the paper, the Paris Saint-Germain boss has agreed to replace Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid next season after guiding the Parc des Princes club to the verge of the Ligue 1 title this year.
But any move for Ancelotti would be dependent on Mourinho deciding to leave the Bernabeu Stadium this summer.