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Sport: Ronaldo hat trick carries Real Madrid in semifinal first leg

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick in his second straight Champions League game as Real Madrid swept aside city rivals Atletico 3-0 at the Bernabeu in the first leg of their semifinal on Tuesday night.

Ronaldo had taken his tally of European goals to 100 in the quarterfinal win over Bayern Munich, which included a second-leg treble, and was once more the man for the big occasion to put the holders within touching distance of the final again.