A PERFECT HAT-TRICK FROM THE PERFECT PLAYER: Ronaldo’s Scorecard

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid
On This Day In 2017, 33-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick (76', 104' 109') as Real Madrid humbled 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2(Madrid won 6-3 in aggregate) in the quarter-final second leg of the UEFA Champions League. This was Ronaldo's first and only “perfect” hat-trick in the competition (headed, right and left footed). Ronaldo's 109th minute strike was his 100th goal in the competition, making him the first player to do so in the Champions League history. Arturo Vidal's red card was the 19th shown to a Bayern Munich player in the Champions League, only Juventus (22) have had more in the competition. With this, Real Madrid qualified for the Champions League semi-finals for the seventh consecutive season, the longest streak in competition's history. Los Blancos went on to win the competition for the second consecutive season, beating Juventus 4-1 in the final. Ronaldo is now the all-time leading goalscorer in Champions League history with 128 goals in 169 games.

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