C. Ronaldo steps up again with a hattrick to silence Atl. Madrid

By Michael Abayateye
Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid are cruising to the finals of the Champions League after Cristiano Ronaldo scores yet another hattrick in the campaign to give his side a 3-0 advantage over Atletico Madrid.

The victory in the first leg practically sends Madrid into the finals as it would take something magical for Atletico Madrid to bounce back.

Perhaps they would need the spirit of Barcelona to overturn the 3-0 deficit in the second leg to get into the finals. Mission Impossible!

Ronaldo gave Madrid in the 10th minute after an assist from Casemiro after an interesting opening minutes into the game which was expected to be keenly contested.

The host lifted up their game after the goal and mounted pressure on their opponents in search of another goal but Atl.Madrid were resolute in defense and sent the game into second half.

Both teams exhibited some quality football as the host were looking for a double and Atl. Madrid also went in search of the equalizer.

Ronaldo sent another dagger in the 73rd minute with a thunderbolt of a strike to double the lead for his team before rounding things up in the 86th minute.

Madrid would go into the next game in Spain on May 10 hoping to keep their advantage and get into the finals for a historic back-to-back champions league title.