Cristiano Ronaldo scored a remarkable hat-trick that helps put his team to the next round in the Champions League.
Real Madrid, who had to score 3 goals in order to qualify to the next round, managed to do so thanks to its Portuguese striker.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in the first 20 minutes of the game to level the tie. His third goal came later on with a superb free-kick that did not give the Wolfsburg keeper any chance.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has often been accused of fading in the big games, gave an excellent reply to his critics with this display. He single-handedly helped his team qualify for the next round by scoring the crucial goals.
The Portugal striker has so far scored 46 goals in all competition and will be delighted with the way he performed in this match. In February, he left out of a news conference after he was questioned about his performance in away games.
Cristiano Ronaldo will now look forward to the next games with Real Madrid. They have a great chance in the Spanish league where they trail Barcelona by only 4 points. On Friday, they will know who their opposition will be in the Champions League.
Real Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane was keen to demonstrate how important Ronaldo is to the team. He acknowledges that the win was a team effort but he stated that Ronaldo is the best player in the world, and he had shown it during the game. Zidane believes that not many players can score 3 goals in a Champions League match and that it takes someone special to achieve this.
Cristiano Ronaldo believes that with still a month to play in this season, and he will continue to improve and score goals.