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.

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.

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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