Real Madrid 3-0 Atletico Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo phenomenal as Real thrash city rivals in the UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid recorded an emphatic 3-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinals, as Cristiano Ronaldo inspired his side to a victory with a hat-trick against their derby rivals.

Atletico’s set piece weakness came back to haunt them again as Ronaldo opened the scoring from a ball that Atletico repeatedly failed to deal with. The visitors never really looked like they would threaten Real and were utterly dominated throughout the game.

Twitter was understandably full of praise for Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a second consecutive Champions League hat-trick on the night, having scored an astonishing five times against quarterfinal opponents Bayern Munich over two legs.

There was praise for Jan Oblak as well, as the Atletico Madrid keeper tried his level best to keep his side in the game.

Many also pointed out how Antoine Griezmann was anonymous all game, although some leapt to the Frenchman’s defense.

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