Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals that the whole of Atletico Madrid.

The Portuguese player grabbed yet another hat trick as Madrid defeated their city rivals 3-0 on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. The victory puts Madrid firmly ahead to make the final against either of Juventus or Monaco – their third final in four years.
Real Madrid were dominant in the game played at Santiago Bernabeu. Their dominance earned them a goal in the first ten minutes as Ronaldo connected with Casemiro’s cross. They continued to press but failed to quickly add another.

The Atletico keeper Jan Oblak prevented several efforts from converting but after the break, Ronaldo added another in the 73rd minute. The former Manchester United winger smashed a shot from 16 yards. After scoring five against Bayern Munich in the last stage, Man of the Match Ronaldo is set to continue on that path as he grabbed his third four minutes from regular time. He fired the ball home after controlling a Lucas Vazquez cross – his 103rd Champions League goal.

Atletico seem to have given up in the fight against Real. If they decide to get their acts together, they would need to pull off a miracle to stop Madrid from scoring at the Calderon in the return leg. They barely had a shot on target as Real seemed intent on stopping them yet another time.

The 32-year old Ronaldo is the top goalscorer in the history of the tournament with his 103 goals. He is keen on helping Madrid make history – being the first team to retain the Champions League title. They still have the La Liga to chase – double honours that could establish Zinedine Zidane and the club.