Cristiano Ronaldo hit the headlines last night after his sensational hat-trick helped Real Madrid overturn their 2-0 first-leg defeat against Wolfsburg.
The Spanish club suffered the devastating defeat in Germany last week and their Champions League future was hanging by a thread.
Everyone in the city knew just how important the second-leg in the Bernabeu was - especially their fans.
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They’ve seen their side win 10 European Cups in their rich history and were desperate for Zinedine Zidane to lead the team to an eleventh.
But it wasn’t just in the stadium that there was an incredible atmosphere. Hours before the match, Madrid fans gathered on the streets to greet the team coach as it made its way to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Just look at the incredible scenes in the video below and it was no wonder that the Spanish giants managed to overturn the 2-0 first-leg loss.
Whether the players took their eyes off their iPads and iPhones and took off their Beats headphones to watch and listen to the commotion outside is unknown - but it certainly seemed to work.
When those same supporters eventually made their way inside the ground, they were treated to a Ronaldo masterclass.
The Portuguese superstar bagged a hat-trick to send Madrid through to the semi-finals of the competition.
It’s the type of scenes we saw at Anfield a couple of years ago when Liverpool were closing in on the title. And, according to social media, the Reds are planning to do the same again on Thursday night when they face Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final.
In the space of a couple of weeks, Madrid’s season has dramatically improved. They surprisingly beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp in El Clasico when a loss would have seen them well and truly out of the title race.
Suddenly, they are just four points behind the league leaders after the Catalan club lost to Real Sociedad.
With a place in the last-four of Europe’s elite completion confirmed, things are suddenly starting to look a lot better for Zidane’s side with the possibility of completing an extremely unlikely double.
With two home fixtures remaining in La Liga, Madrid players will be hoping their supporters will be out in force once again ahead of their clashes with Villarreal and Valencia as they attempt to overhaul Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Madrid are on a roll and, judging by their fans, they believe they can finish this season in spectacular fashion.
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