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Cristiano Ronaldo completes 37th Real Madrid hat-trick against Wolfsburg

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What more can we say about Cristiano Ronaldo? He has incredible abs, pristinely white underpants and an ability to turn a Champions League tie on its head.

Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg sent shockwaves through football after completing a 2-0 victory over the La Liga outfit in last week's quarter-final first leg.

They came to the Bernabeu on Tuesday night in confident mood and were slight favourites with the bookies to reach the semi-finals.

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But then Ronaldo happened. The 31-year-old, who some believe is waning into old age, took them apart with his 37th hat-trick in a Real Madrid shirt.

He scored twice in the space of 90 seconds in the first-half, bringing the tie level on aggregate. But with no away goals to their name, one strike from Wolfsburg would have left Zinedine Zidane's men needing two more.

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As the tie ticked towards extra-time, it was left up to Ronaldo again to finish the job. With 13 minutes remaining, he struck a free-kick through the hapless Wolfsburg wall and sealed a famous comeback.

And here is that free-kick:

Again, the stats are leaving us speechless. It was his fifth Champions League hat-trick, which equals the all-time record currently held by Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Unbelievably, it was his third Champions League hat-trick of the season!

It really is time to start debating whether he is better than Messi again. 

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Manchester United
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UEFA Champions League
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