Lucas Vazquez and Marca Asensio… I haven't seen such a dangerous pairing since Tango and Cash, says Arbeloa

Jack Rosser
Crime fighting? | Real Madrid's starring duo, Vazquez (left) Asensio (right) celebrate with Sergio Ramos: Bongarts/Getty Images

As Cristiano Ronaldo failed to find the back of the net for the first time in 13 games in Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday, two more peripheral talents proved their worth.

Lucas Vazquez, who having started as a winger was forced to drop in at right-back following an injury to Dani Carvajal, impressed while Marco Asensio, having replaced Isco at the break, bagged the winner following a mistake from Rafinha, and one Los Blancos legend was more than impressed.

Former Real Madrid and West Ham full-back Alvaro Arbeloa, who racked up over 230 appearances - and two Champions League medals - with the Spanish giants took to Twitter to compare Vazquez and Asensio, who combined for the winning goal following the mistake, to a duo of a slightly older vintage.

Comparing them to Tango & Cash, played by Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell in the 1980s, Arbeloa tweeted "I didn't see a couple with so much danger since Tango and Cash!

"Kiev on the horizon, but we will still have to suffer... Hala Madrid!!"

Madrid take a 2-1 lead into the second leg at Santiago Bernabeu and look set for a third consecutive Champions League final, having won the last two.