It was pretty much a perfect night for Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Madrid had trailed Wolfsburg 2-0 from their Champions League quarter-final first-leg and faced an uphill battle to qualify for the semi's.
Los Blancos needed their stars to shine. Step forward, Ronaldo.
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The Portuguese superstar bagged a hat-trick to side his side through 3-2 on aggregate.
You’d think the former Manchester United man would have nothing to complain about after his sensational performance. But, you’d be wrong.
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Ronaldo caught Maximilian Arnold with a late tackle in the 80th minute and was deservedly brandished a yellow card.
But the forward really doesn’t like picking up bookings. Just look at his reaction:
At first, it looks as though the superstar accepts his caution but just look at the slow-mo replay. He goes mental, holding one finger up - presumably suggesting that it was his first tackle of the match.
Judging by his behaviour, you’d think that Ronaldo’s booking now means he will miss the semi-final - but it doesn’t.
Despite his furious reaction, Ronaldo wouldn’t have been thinking about his yellow card when he went to sleep last night.
It’s much more likely he’d have been dreaming about his 37th Madrid hat-trick to send Zinedine Zidane’s side through to the last-four of the competition.
He also equalled Lionel Messi’s record of five Champions League trebles - having scored three this season.
With Lionel Messi on a four-game goal drought, Ronaldo must be loving his current form which has seen him score 46 goals in all competitions.
He took the opportunity to tell reporters after the match just how good he is.
“Considering this has been a ‘bad’ season for me it has not been that bad,” he said, per The Guardian.
"People can criticise me but I just keep on going and the numbers are there for all to see. I am very happy and with a month left of the season I can get even better.
“It was not the best, but one of my best, European nights. It’s not bad is it? Goals are in my DNA and I want to keep scoring them for the team,” he added.
While his manager claimed that the 31-year-old is currently the best player in the world.
“What can I tell you about Cristiano?”, said Zidane. “He is demonstrating how good he is.
“He is the best player in the world and nights like tonight make him a special player. Cristiano needs the whole team too but not everyone can score three goals in a game. He makes the difference.”
He may be one of the best players in the world, but he really needs to learn how to accept a booking.
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