It was another dazzling night of champions league. When the two team stepped out I thought it was going to be a fight of two elephant or cat and dog but to my surprise it was stroll of the park for Real Madrid who beat their city neighbour by three nil.
Real Madrid was better in all departments from the defence down to the attack. Real Madrid has now beaten Athletico in all 5 meetings for the past 4 seasons. One man stole the show again Cristiano Ronaldo who has scored 103 champions league goals. To me is a player that is out of this planet earth. He is a complete player from all departments.
Cristiano Ronaldo once again proved himself to be the man for the big occasion as his hat-trick gave holders Real Madrid a commanding 3-0 advantage in their Champions League semi-final against city rivals Atletico Madrid.
Kudos to Real as they edge closer to another champions league final.
Here are some fact you may not have known:
-Ronaldo has now netted 13 semi-final goals in the European Cup/Champions League (10 for Real Madrid, three for Manchester United); the most by any player.
– The Portugal international has scored more Champions League goals (103) than opponents Atletico Madrid (100).
– None of the previous five teams to lose a Champions League semi-final first leg by three or more goals have progressed from the tie.
– Atletico suffered their joint worst Champions League defeat under Diego Simeone (also against Real Madrid in the 2013/14 final – 1-4).
– Real Madrid kept their first clean sheet in the Champions League since last year’s semi-final against Manchester City (in both legs), ending a run of 11 successive games without one.