Portugal skipper and Real Madrid hitman, Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that goal-scoring was in his DNA after his stunning hat-trick sealed Real Madrid’s place in the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday.
Real went into Tuesday’s quarter-final second-leg encounter hoping to become only the third team in the tournament’s history to overcome a two-goal first leg deficit.
Wolfsburg found it impossible to hold down Real’s talisman as his two goals under 17 minutes cancelled out the Bundesliga side’s advantage before his 77th-minute strike ensured Real’s place in a sixth-successive European semi-final.
That made the Portuguese star the first player to score three hat-tricks in Europe’s elite club competition in a single season.
Ronaldo said, “It had to be a magic night and it was, it was the perfect game in the end.
“Goals are in my DNA and I want to keep scoring them for the team.”
Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane acknowledged the collective effort of the team, but reserved special praise for the outstanding performance of Ronaldo.
Zidane said, “He is showing what he is, which is the best player in the world.”
“Cristiano needs the whole team, I want to speak about the team because they achieved this together.
“But he is special because not everyone is capable of scoring three goals.”