Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo's superb movement for his third goal against Atletico Madrid

Michael Plant

Cristiano Ronaldo is the toast of the footballing world at the moment, after his outrageous hat-trick against Atletico Madrid​ on Tuesday night. 

The Portuguese captain is never shy when it comes to addressing his unmistakable talent, yet always highlights he has achieved everything in the game due to hard work.


Spanish TV channel ​El Chiringuito have offered proof (if any was needed) of his outstanding work rate.

The company have produced a video which highlights Ronaldo's movement for his third goal against Atleti.

The video shows how Ronaldo encourages Lucas Vasquez to occupy a better defensive position, moments before Real launch their counter-attack.


Real win the ball back inside their own half and Ronaldo is part of the counter attack from an early stage, as he pulls wide, before slipping the ball to Vasquez.

The clip also shows Ronaldo's movement after playing the pass, as he moves into a central position in the box, but manages to find a gap amongst the numerous Atletico defenders.

This ultimately proves vital as he tucks the ball home. A real lesson for any young footballer.


The 32-year-old seems to have all but wrapped up the semi-final clash, with the second leg taking place next week.

Assuming Real do now qualify, it appears likely they will face Italian giants Juventus, after their 2-0 win against Monaco on Wednesday night.

Should the Spanish side go onto win the competition, they will become the first side ever to retain the Champions League trophy.

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