Hat trick hero Ronaldo first to 100 Champions League goals

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Cristiano Ronaldo praised Real Madrid's winning mentality after his hat-trick helped them through to the Champions League soccer semi-finals with a 4-2 second-leg win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.

The injury reportedly occurred during Cristiano Ronaldo's final goal of the game, putting Madrid up by two tallies in extra minutes.

It gave Madrid the upper hand going into the added 30 minutes and they took advantage when Ronaldo scored the crucial second from Ramos's cross, despite being in an offside position.

Following the clashes between Leicester City supporters and officers that preceded last week's quarter-final first leg between Atletico Madrid and the Premier League champions, authorities in the Spanish capital pledged to reinforce its police presence for Bayern's visit.

Zinedine Zidane's team are bidding to become the first side to successfully defend the Champions League.

The game caught fire in the second half when Bayern took the lead after Casemiro, who had already been booked, scored a penalty against Robben and Robert Levandowski.

But Arturo Vidal was sent off with a controversial second booking, and they eventually lost 4-2 - 6-3 on aggregate - to miss out on the biggest club prize in Europe.

But Bayern showed great character, leveling the intriguing tie 3-3 after winning 2-1 in regulation time at the Bernabeu.

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"It was a very hard-fought game, but in the end, we got a good result, which I believe we deserved".

Bayern Munich has singled out Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai as the decisive factor for its Champions League quarterfinal exit to Real Madrid.

"I don't think there is a category for him", he said.

"There is no luck in football, you must win, and we won both games", he added. "There are few players who can do what Ronaldo has done and we all know that".

He followed up the snapshots of the decisions with another Instagram post in his story that said: "One year of hard work, thank you referee, bravo".

"The referee probably wasn't up to the task".

"We wanted to go through and there's a lot of anger in that a match of such intensity is decided by the referee".

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