Ronaldo's hat-trick fires Real Madrid in Champions League semis

The penalty that was awarded to Bayern, when Robben went down under Casemiro's challenge, was not clear-cut, and two Bayern players were offside as Madrid captain Sergio Ramos scored an own goal in the 78th.

"That is something I have been struggling to do the last three or four years because I played every minute".

Ronaldo now has a remarkable 85 Champions League goals in as many games since joining Madrid in 2009.

Sections of the Real Madrid support aired their displeasure after Bayern led 2-1 at the end of 90 minutes to force extra time in the last-eight affair, although two Ronaldo goals and a Marco Asensio strike in the additional 30 minutes saw the home side comfortably make the semi-finals with an aggregate score of 6-3.

A freakish Sergio Ramos own-goal forced the extra period after Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern from the penalty spot and Ronaldo equalized. If you look at the displays turned in by Boateng, Lewandowski or Manuel Neuer I can only take my hat off. We're happy with the players who played, those who came on and those that didn't feature.

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Ronaldo has now scored 395 times in 386 outings for Madrid and has 518 goals in 711 club appearances in total.

Twice European champions Juve lacked the spark and power of their thrilling first-leg victory in Turin, but there was rarely any doubt they would exact revenge for their defeat by Barca in the 2015 Champions League final by reaching the semis for a 12th time.

"It's a special competition for Real Madrid", Ronaldo said.

"I want to stay a long time, many years, and I hope I do".

Ronaldo was cheered by the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after the match, with fans loudly chanting his name, but he took the opportunity to send a message to those who had criticized him recently. I'm very proud of all of the players because they put massive effort into this. "I always give my best, and even when I don't score I'm trying to help the team".

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