Photo Gallery – Real Madrid side’s best moments of the match against Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the day turned out to be the man for the big event. As his hat trick gave holders Real Madrid a telling 3-0 advantage in the match against Atletico Madrid.

The four-time Ballon d’Or champ Cristiano Ronaldo has apparently saved his best for Europe’s chief rivalry this season. Scoring five of Madrid’s six goals in their throbbing quarter-final triumph over Bayern Munich. And he headed the opener following 10 minutes at a rambunctious Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid’s fans uncovered an enormous flag commending the 2014 and 2016 final triumphs over their neighbors before the start. And Ronaldo guaranteed the blade edge strain of those additional time and penalty shootout wins would be expelled from this tie.

The hosts ought to have driven in the seventh minute. Right back Dani Carvajal traded goes with Isco and dashed into the box, driving a spare from Jan Oblak before Karim Benzema was not able to hand over from short proximity. It mattered little as Madrid made short work of Atletico’s broadly trouble rearguard soon a while later.

Diego Godin cleared Sergio Ramos’ underlying cross. However, Casemiro clacked the free ball into the turf and back towards the six-yard box, where Ronaldo stole before Stefan Savic to head home.

The challenge fell into a recognizably touchy and cagey beat after the interim. However, Madrid’s charm mediated to render the last European match at the Vicente Calderon a custom.

Ronaldo rifled a relentless shot into the top corner in the 73rd minute. And guaranteed the match ball four minutes from time, meaning a harsh list of misery in this European fixture continued for Diego Simeone’s side.

Photo Gallery – Real Madrid side’s best moments of the match against Atletico Madrid

 

Photo Gallery - Real Madrid side's best moments of the match against Atletico Madrid