The eyes of the football world were on the Spanish capital on Tuesday evening, as Real Madrid hosted city rivals Atletico Madrid in the first leg of this UEFA Champions League semi-final clash.

Real have only reached the final twice from their last seven semi-final encounters, while Atletico have reached a European final – Champions League or Europa League – from each of their last four semi-finals match-ups.

Cristiano Ronaldo once again led by example to earn Real Madrid a commanding advantage in their UEFA Champions League semi-final after a 3-0 first-leg victory over city rivals Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening.

The Portugal captain’s hat-trick underlined a dominant first-leg performance by Real, who made sure they are in the driving seat heading into the decisive second leg at the Vicente Calderon next week.

Source: FIFA