Ronaldo hat-trick shrinks Athletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick goals, Real Madrid on verge of final.

Ronaldo was at it again on Tuesday, gesturing to his own fans after completing the 42nd hat-trick of his Real Madrid career. "It's not easy to score three times against such a hard opponent and keep a clean sheet".

Real are bidding to win their third Champions League crown in four seasons. "We'll have to be focused for next Wednesday's game". I scored the goals but the team was phenomenal from start to finish.

The goal was perhaps fortunate to have stood as Ronaldo appeared a yard offside when Ramos had first played the ball in.

"We have won nothing yet and need to continue in the way we are going", the Real Madrid coach said.

Madrid has conceded 15 goals in 10 matches in the Champions League this season.

More news: Trump limits IRS action over church political activity

Ronaldo also scotched all talk he could one day make a return to the Premier League, where Manchester United would welcome him back with open arms.

Madrid dominated early on, controlling possession and causing problems for Atletico's defense with set pieces taken by midfielder Toni Kroos.

Athletico Madrid had a good chance to level before half but Navas was up-to to the task.

"They were smarter than us in the second half", Koke said.

Oblak's opposite number Keylor Navas was out sharply to thwart Kevin Gameiro, with the Atletico forward's attempt to round him lacking conviction.

The Portuguese striker inflicted yet more misery on local rivals Atletico Madrid, who lost to their neighbours in the 2014 and 2016 finals, and the 2015 quarter-final.

More news: US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming Taliban

Madrid, which won its record 11th-title previous year, is trying to become the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles since the competition's new format began.

The Argentine, however, has not given up on his team's chances yet.

Madrid is trying to beat Atletico in the Champions League for the fourth straight time. The result also brings the Whites closer to the Cardiff finals.

Atletico were comprehensively beaten at the Bernabeu and were unable to even salvage an away goal.

"So we can be very happy with the game, the three goals, and above all to keep a clean sheet at home as that is so important in a two-legged tie".

More news: Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg


Popular
  • Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1

    Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1

    Garrett has some physical similarities to Clowney, the SC all star who has been dogged by injuries with the Houston Texans. The Browns had another pick at number 12, but made a decision to trade out of the pick, handing it to the Houston Texans.
    Ford profit plunges 35 percent

    Ford profit plunges 35 percent

    Shanks said Ford's results for the rest of the year would be "about flat to a little bit better" compared with 2016. Total expenses were 96.32 percent of quarterly revenues, up from 93.50 percent for the same period a year ago .
    Can't pressure China on int'l court's ruling

    Can't pressure China on int'l court's ruling

    Duterte, who took office in June, has taken steps to fix relations with China which had been damaged by the territorial conflict. Critics say Duterte should mention the ruling during the summit to increase pressure on Beijing to comply with it.
  • Russian military: Syria safe zones deal to come into force in hours

    Russian military: Syria safe zones deal to come into force in hours

    The deal led to some members of the Syrian opposition delegation in the Kazakh capital Astana to slam the agreement. Lavrentyev suggested that all military aircraft, including Russian and Turkish, are prohibited.
    Area fallen officers honored at 15th annual remembrance ceremony

    Area fallen officers honored at 15th annual remembrance ceremony

    A ceremony was held Thursday honoring five Ohio officers, including two from Central Ohio, who died past year in the line of duty. The ceremony allows active and retired troopers to remember those before them who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
    Messi is 'the best player in history'

    Messi is 'the best player in history'

    That punishes you because in the end our opponents are very good teams that can do damage, and [Barca] did that". And without him able to make a difference, Barcelona were able to revive what had looked a moribund title race.
  • Tesla Ousts Executive For Clashing With Elon Musk Over Direction Of Company

    Tesla Ousts Executive For Clashing With Elon Musk Over Direction Of Company

    In addition to dozens of tunnels for cars, they would ideally also build an underground hyperloop mass transit system. That will be controlled autonomously by the overarching tunnel system, and carry the auto to its destination.
    Cowboys target D as expected with Michigan's Taco Charlton

    Cowboys target D as expected with Michigan's Taco Charlton

    This is a great opportunity for the Cowboys to add to their defense as they did in Round 1 when they selected Taco Charlton. Michigan's Taco Charlton, one of the best names in this year's class, is the pick for America's Team at No. 28 overall.
    Here's How Sledgehammer Games Re-Created The Call of Duty: WW2 Sounds

    Here's How Sledgehammer Games Re-Created The Call of Duty: WW2 Sounds

    It'll also offer various objectives for each team, though it depends on whether a player is on the side of the Allies or Axis. We have collected the top 10 Call of Duty WWII HD Wallpapers .
  • OnePlus 5 confirmed following official teaser from CEO

    The leak says the images to be fake and OnePlus 5 would, in fact, come with horizontal dual camera setup on the top left corner. However, the chipset could be paired with "only" 6GB of RAM and not 8GB as some early rumors had been hinting at.

    Trump adviser to leave the White House

    That source who talked about Gorka "giving White House tours" and not doing much sounds jealous to me. The Forward on Thursday said Gorka was a formal member of the far-right group Historical Vit├ęzi Rend.
    Government under fire after High Court defeat on air quality plan

    Government under fire after High Court defeat on air quality plan

    Government lawyers argued the publication would drop a "controversial bomb" into the mix of local and national elections. Within the report was the British government's plan to tackle the relatively high levels of air pollution in the U.K.

CONNECT