Why Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't happy with Real Madrid fans after hat-trick v Atletico

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What more can you say about Cristiano Ronaldo?

The 32-year-old brought his Real Madrid tally to 400 goals with a remarkable hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night.

Ronaldo broke the deadlock early in the first half and then added two more goals in the final 20 minutes to seal his hat-trick and leave Los Blancos with one foot in the final.

Incredibly, this was Ronaldo’s 42nd hat-trick for Real Madrid and the 47th of his career. Absolutely astonishing numbers.

However, after scoring his third goal, the Portuguese superstar made an unexpected gesture towards the home fans inside the Bernabeu.

Watch: Ronaldo's message to the Madrid fans

Ronaldo pretended to whistle before waving his fingers and shaking his head. He then applauded.

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What Ronaldo's message meant

This was his way of telling the fans ‘don’t whistle, applaud me’ after being jeered by them on several occasions in recent weeks.

Yep, despite the phenomenal number of goals he’s scored for Los Blancos - no player in the club’s history has scored more - he still gets whistled from time to time when he’s having a bad game.

Only at Real Madrid…

Ronaldo: I don't want to be whistled at

"I repeat that I always try to do my best and don't want to be whistled at,” Ronaldo told the Spanish media after the Tuesday night’s match.

Ronaldo said something similar last month

This isn’t the first time this season Ronaldo has told the Madrid fans not to whistle him.

Indeed, just last month, following his side’s 4-2 victory over Bayern Munich in the previous round of the Champions League, Ronaldo put his fingers to his lips after the first goal.

"I just ask that they don't whistle me," he told Antena 3, per Goal, following yet another hat-trick. "I always give my best, I work and I help Real Madrid. I didn't tell them to be quiet – never.”

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