Cristiano Ronaldo Sets New Record

Real Madrid beat Athletico Madrid 3 0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday in their first leg Champions league encounter after an impressive performance which saw Cristiano Ronaldo bag a hat-trick. 

The Portuguese and current Ballon d’Or holder scored in the 10th, 73rd and 86th minutes to
help Real Madrid secure a first leg victory over their rivals.

In doing so, Ronaldo created a new record by becoming the first player to score 3 hat-tricks in the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions league.

The 32 year old who has a total of 47 career hat-tricks is also a current European Champion both for club and country, bagging 3 Champions league titles and is on course for the Fourth one.