Atleti will try 'impossible' vs. Real - Simeone

The Portuguese helped Los Blancos brush aside city rivals Atletico Madrid 3-0 in the first leg of their semi-finals at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night.

Ronaldo and Real claimed after the match that the 32-year-old had moved on to 400 goals for the club, although official records say 399.

Sergio Ramos believes that when Cristiano Ronaldo is in form, Real Madrid are one of the most feared sides in world football.

And they struck twice more in the final 20 minutes to give the score line the reflection Real's dominance deserved.

In an exclusive interview with Dugout, Ronaldo said: "It's very special".

"I don't think we have been making it too easy for our opponents, but it's true that we have been letting in goals".

Last year, Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal to the UEFA Euro 2016 championship, the first major tournament victory in the country's soccer history.

Madrid has conceded 15 goals in 10 matches in the Champions League this season.

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He was also asked about Cristiano Ronaldo's first goal and whether or not the forward interfered with play enough to be offside, to which he said that all that matters is what appears on the scoreboard.

The four-time Ballon d'Or victor downed Bayern Munch with a treble in the previous round and now has seven Champions League hat-tricks to his name, apparently rendering next week's return at the Vicente Calderon a formality. "Until the last drop of possibility we have we will play for it, no doubt about that".

"You are talking about someone who scores left foot, right foot and he is fantastic in the air". He had scored five in the two legs of the quarterfinals against Bayern Munich, including a hat trick in the second leg at the Bernabeu.

"Atletico Madrid are a great team and they're in the semi-finals for a reason". "Technically we interpreted the game very well". "We'll have to be focused for next Wednesday's game", he added. "Now we hope to finish the job".

"Atletico Madrid can not play at the level Real did", he added. "You also need to have a bit of luck as well, because I prepared myself and things have been going well, for me and for the team".

  • Julie Sanders