Karim Benzema felt Real Madrid left little doubt over their supremacy in the Spanish capital with a dominant 3-0 Champions League semi-final triumph over neighbours Atletico.
Atletico Madrid's 3-0 loss to city rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday was just a continuation of bad results that have blighted the team for nearly 60 years.
"I'm very happy to have struck a hat-trick and made it 400 goals for Real Madrid".
Pepe would also give the goal to Ronaldo, telling Marca at the time: "Regardless of what the official match report says, the goal belongs to Cristiano".
Diego Simeone asked players which did not want to play in next week's Champions League second leg to speak up after Real Madrid defeat.
The Portuguese rewarded a bright Real start by heading home Casemiro's deflected cross after just 10 minutes.
"The team did a tremendous job".
"I listened to my dad talk for 20 years about George Best and Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo is easily the equal of those", Neville, who was at Bernabeu to witness the game, wrote in his column for BBC. After the game of Champions League semifinals first leg, the Real Madrid spotted at the second position with the 81 points by 34 games.
Hence the Ronaldo is the top scorer in the history of the Champions League, he scored 103 goals in the European games.
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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said that "I am happy with what I am doing here and with the players, we played a great game". "You can play well in defence, you can control the middle but you need a player who can score to get the result. We'll have to be focused for next Wednesday's game".
Simeone had to improvise by playing central defender Lucas Hernandez at right back, although that change didn't appear to affect Atletico too much. The 3-0 scoreline reflects what a good performance it was. "You also need to have a bit of luck as well, because I prepared myself and things have been going well, for me and for the team". Football has unexpected things.
Madrid is trying to beat Atletico in the Champions League for the fourth straight time. We will play until the last drop of possibility we have.