Cristiano hat-trick gives Real Madrid UCL win
Real Madrid beat Atletico in first leg semi-final thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese talisman got another hat-trick to add to his already record-breaking Champions League goal tally. Ronaldo now draws level with Lionel Messi’s seven Champions League hat-tricks record.
Atletico Madrid have already lost out in the last two finals of Champions League, but Cristiano Ronaldo has made it a near impossible task this time. With Real winning 3-0, the return leg for Atletico is very difficult indeed. They need a gap of four goals at home to overcome Real. However, Barcelona found themselves in a similar situation against PSG recently and pulled off one of the best come from behind wins in the competition’s history. Can Atletico do the same?
After the match, Sergio Ramos confirmed that Ronaldo had a routine random drugs test. I suppose after a performance like that, it pays to check that Ronaldo is not cheating and is indeed super-human. Ramos said to the Spanish media:
“He had to undergo a doping test, so we couldn’t see him,”