- Real Madrid on Tuesday night, May 2, 2017 beat Atletico Madrid 3-0
- Ronaldo scored three goals in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final tie
- The second leg will now be a mountain for Atletico to climb
Spanish giants Real Madrid on Tuesday night, May 2, 2017 defeated city rivals Atletico Madrid 3-0 in their Champions League first leg semi-final duel played at the Santiago Bernabeu.
NAIJ.com can report that Cristiano Ronaldo was on fire in the encounter as the Portuguese international scored three goals that condemned Atletico Madrid to a defeat.
The hosts started the match with flurry of attacks before Sergio Ramos supplied a wonderful cross in the 10th minute and Ronaldo scored with a powerful header.
Koke had the chance to restore the parity in the 16th minute, but his effort was parried away by Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second goal in the 73rd minute after being set up by Frenchman Karim Benzema. The former Manchester United star netted his third goal in the 86th minute to give Real a deserved victory in-front of their faithfuls as they won 3-0.