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Summary

  1. Ronaldo heads home side ahead
  2. Scores second with stunning strike
  3. Completes hat-trick with low strike
  4. Full match commentary on 5 live
  5. Sides meet for fourth straight CL season
  6. Sides played in 2014 & 2016 finals - Real won both

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Good night

And we'll call that a day there.

Another Ronaldo show, another step closer to the final for Real Madrid.

Tomorrow it's Monaco v Juventus. Yes please!

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No club has defended the Champions League trophy since it became the Champions League.

You'd back Real Madrid from here, wouldn't you?

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Done as much as he can?

Not sure if you agree guys but how is Simeone going to take this Atletico side and win the Champions League and be the best team in Europe when they can't beat Real in 5 attempts? Maybe he's done amazing up until now but he's not the man to take them to the next level and be that elite club to challenge in the games against the big boys. Just a thought?

Callum

'Not impossible'

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Atletico manager Diego Simeone: "Coming back from 3-0, I do not think it's impossible. There's a return and we have our options."  

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'Much more than we expected'

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos on BT Sport: "It's a very good result, much more than we expected, but it is just the first leg.

"We had the extra man in midfield and we controlled the game, we were able to pass the ball in dangerous areas.

"We deserved the win but now we go to the Calderon.

"It is great to have a player like Ronaldo. You need someone to score to get the result and he is unbelievable."

It is amazing really that Cristiano Ronaldo has had to ask - as he did against Bayern Munich in the last round - for some patience from the crowd.

Maybe they'll sign someone better in the summer eh? 

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'Don't whistle me'

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo: "It was a total team match.

"We have a good advantage, but this is not closed. Atletico is very strong, they are not in the semi-finals by chance and we have to concentrate on Wednesday."

Ovation of the Bernabeu: "I just want you not to whistle me. Otherwise, I will always try to give everything for them."

'Tore them apart'

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Henry Winter

Chief Football Writer for the Times on BBC Radio 5 Live

This is not a cheap defence, this is not a side who give away goals cheaply. This is a side that has Diego Godin that back line and Cristiano Ronaldo absolutely tore that defence apart tonight. 

'That man again'

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'They deliver on the big occasion'

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Phil Neville

Former Manchester United defender on Radio 5 live

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I feel embarrassed to say Cristiano Ronaldo is greater than Messi but you just need to see his performance tonight - he is 32 and has scored a hat trick in the semi-final of the Champions League. 

I have goosebumps here thinking of that performance.   

One without the other wouldn't be as successful. What sets them apart from every other player, is that they deliver on the big occasions. 

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Muscab Ali: Ronaldo is a good goal scorer but he is not at the level of Messi, there is a a difference between an eagle and a falcon

Antony Short: Messi or Ronaldo, who cares, let's just enjoy it while it lasts 

'He makes the sacrifices'

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Phil Neville

Former Manchester United defender on Radio 5 live

Messi and Ronaldo are the best players who have ever lived but I am biased because I saw the sacrifices Ronaldo made at Manchester United to be as good as he is. 

Carrington training ground was about two or three miles around and he used to take a ball and run the whole way around doing his tricks all the way and that was after training. 

His professionalism is staggering - he will go home tonight, get in an ice bath, he will be refuelling with the right food and taking care of himself.  

400 up?

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There seems to be a slight element of doubt over how many goals Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored for Real Madrid - but the club themselves are saying 400, so let's go with that.

Just let that sink in. Four HUNDRED goals.

If someone gets 50 for my club they are pretty much immortalised. 

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We can agree with that. I don't see anyone coming through who can match Ronaldo or Messi when it comes to goalscoring, do you?

We'll be back to thinking 30 goals in a season is a lot soon...

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Ronaldo has been absolutely brilliant tonight. Two of his goals against Bayern were still offside though. And he did nothing against Barca the other week.

Si

Why can't folk stop trying to work out which is better out of Messi and Ronaldo? Both beyond everyone else. Both as good as each other. One naturally gifted, the other, the hardest working player in history. End of.

Adam, Wimborne

The Messi vs Ronaldo argument can rumble on but they are both undoubtedly MILES ahead of the next best players. Incredible talents that won't be seen again for many years.

Dan.

'It's a 'wow' from me'

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Phil Neville

Former Manchester United defender on Radio 5 live

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Real Madrid were far too good tonight. They totally outclassed Atletico. 

It could have been two or three at half time and we have seen some sensational footballing performances from the man of the moment.

He has put one foot into the final in Cardiff. Real Madrid keep raising the bar and I am amazed at Ronaldo's drive. 

He keeps wanting to get better as a footballer - his was a "wow" performance tonight. 

7-7

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For those of you keeping score, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have now both scored seven Champions League hat-tricks. 

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Sho Rahman: Can't believe how one sided this game has been. Shocked by how poor Atleti have been

Sean McGreal: Diego Simeone & Atletico look utterly broken after that. No way back I fear. 

DubsGuy: It's hard to argue with Phil Neville here. I know Ronaldo won't win a World Cup, but he single-handedly won Portugal the Euros.

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Cristiano Ronaldo was jeered by some of the Real fans against Bayern.

Before his hat-trick, obviously.

Now those still inside the Bernabeu are serenading the number seven as he goes through some post-match interviews. 

Another match ball

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Where on earth does he even keep all of these match balls? It's madness. 

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6th season in a row Ronaldo has scored 10 or more goals in Europe. Class apart.

Tom Gill

Is this the same Ronaldo the British press called a one trick pony and a flat track bully in the premier league.

Davva.

Ronaldo has a good scoring record against Atletico, but where was he against Barca? To suggest he is better than Messi is ridiculous!

Ben, London
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FULL-TIME

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Cristiano Ronaldo 3-0 Atletico Madrid.

His 42nd Real Madrid hat-trick. Almost cartoon-like. 

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Phil Neville

Former Manchester United defender on Radio 5 live

Atletico have been out-fought, out-classed, out-battled, out-everything tonight. 

Cristiano Ronaldo is a physical specimen - a total, natural athlete. 

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I think Real Madrid might win this.

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You can't score a hat-trick against Bayern Munich in the quarter final and then a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in the semi final. It's just not on. 

CLOSE!

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It could be four! Luke Modric with the acrobatic effort beyond the far post, into the side-netting though.

Have some mercy Martin Atkinson. Blow that whistle! 

'The greatest'

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Phil Neville

Former Manchester United defender on Radio 5 live

I'll say it again. THE greatest player on this planet. 

The composure! He didn't panic, he took a touch and stroked it into the centre of the goal. 

We are privileged to be here tonight at the Santiago Bernabeu.  

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates
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Another hat-trick

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A hat-trick used to be something to tell your friends about, a rare beast spotted fleetingly, heard about through whispers in a playground, barely believed.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have turned them into the bog-standard. Almost expected.

It's another comprehensive finish, sub Lucas Vazquez puts a cross into the middle, the Atletico defence is by now all over the place and Cristiano Ronaldo slams home his third. 

Tie over?

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Cristiano Ronaldo HAT-TRICK

Probably worth marking this guy lads.

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'A class above the Premier League'

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Phil Neville

Former Manchester United defender on Radio 5 live

Atletico have been nowhere near on the same level as Real Madrid. They have been outstanding. 

I love and admire every thing about the Premier League but I don't think we have anything like this in the Premier League. 

This definitely is the standard bearer for what we need to aim for next season. 

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YELLOW CARD

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As good as Real have been, you have to be disappointed by Atletico's performance tonight. I was expecting a lot more.

Stefan Savic perhaps shares my frustration as he catches Cristiano Ronaldo late and goes into the book. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 51 goals in the group stages of the Champions League and 51 in the knockout stages. Not too shabby at all. 

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Phil Neville

Former Manchester United defender on Radio 5 live

I listened to my Dad talk about George Best and Pele for 20 years. 

Ronaldo is easily as good as them. 

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rambo rambo: Theres Nooooo stopping Cristiano Ronaldo. Say what you want about him £80m bargain GOAT 

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Time to play the 'away goal' card once more. They don't look like finding one at the moment but one for Atletico now, and it's a different game. A different tie. 

SUBSTITUTION

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Karim Benzema played a large part in that second goal and he is now off for the last 15 minutes, in comes Lucas Vazquez.

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Please direct all 'Lionel Messi' post to Phil Neville, not me.

I think he lives in Valencia.

You can't argue with Cristiano Ronaldo's impact though can you?