SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: REAL MADRID 3 - AT. MADRID 0 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 1º st LEG SEMI-FINAL RESULT

REAL MADRID 3 - AT. MADRID 0 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 1º st LEG SEMI-FINAL RESULT

REAL MADRID defeated 3 - 0 ATLETICO DE MADRID tonight in the 1º st leg semi-final of Champions League. A victory that gives Real Madrid a "foot in the door" for another Final, barring an epic come-back performance in the upcoming 2º leg game by Atletico.

Champions League vs At Madrid

It was a complete match from Real Madrid, who was surprisingly more aggressive than the visitors from the start. Atletico was disarmed & neutralized creating relatively less goal opportunities for themselves as expected. Some of the Atletico de Madrid stars, eg Griezmann, Gamiero, Carrasco, Saul etc... were simply eclipsed & this brought down the level of the whole side. Just one of those nights were the occasion was greater than than want to perform. 

Champions League vs At Madrid

Not the case at all with Cristiano Ronaldo who got a HAT-TRICK, again. The Portuguese star gave a full repertoire from sacrificed defending, assists & "killer" goals. The three came in the:
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 10th min, 1 - 0
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 73rd min, 2 - 0
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 86th min, 3 - 0
an overall exhibition, along with most of the team which were disciplined, tight & solid.The bad note for Real Madrid was the injury to Carvajal, but his substitution Nacho was as solid as ever.

There is another match left of this semi-final with the 2º leg at the home ground of Atletico de Madrid. An away goal tonight would have eased the "pain" from the result & given a greater margen for At.Madrid, but the scoreless effort complicates things. Atletico de Madrid will need to pull from spirit & force an epic performance if they are to turn this result around. Real Madrid are currently in the "box seat" & hot favourites.

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