Top 5 Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Tricks
On Sunday, Ronaldo scored four goals and provided one assist in a thrilling 6-3 win over Girona and in the process of doing this, the Portuguese Superstar reached the milestone of 50 hat-tricks in his professional career.
This staggering feat will no doubt please the Portuguese Legend and thrill his legion of fans across the world.
The breakdown of Ronaldo's record milestone shows that he scored an unbelievable 44 at Real Madrid, one at Manchester United, and an impressive five international hat-tricks for Portugal.
To breakdown Ronaldo's hat-tricks further presents even more incredible results as during the matches of seven of his 50 hat-tricks he managed to score four goals and on two occasions he managed to score five goals in a single game!
As well as it being his 50th overall hat-trick it was also his 34th in La Liga which extends his lead over Messi who sits at 28 and when considering Ronaldo only joined Los Blancos in 2009 it makes this figure even greater.
In Celebration of this incredible feat, this article will look at the five best hat-tricks that has Ronaldo has scored with the list factoring in the quality of the goals, the significance of them, and the opponents they were scored against.
#5 Real Madrid vs. Woflsburg (Champions League 2015/16)
Coming in at No.5 is Ronaldo's hat-trick against Wolfsburg in Real Madrid's second leg match in the quarter-final tie during the 2015/16 Champions League.
The stakes of this game were high with Real Madrid entering the match two goals down following an unexpected away defeat to Wolfsburg in the first leg.
For Los Blancos to progress they would need to score three goals and keep a clean sheet which is no easy task when it comes to playing in the Champions League; even for Real Madrid.
Nonetheless, Ronaldo stepped up to the plate and once again delivered for his club and scored a hat-trick of diverse goals.
His first came from a deflected cross from Carvajal which Ronaldo reacted the quickest to slotting the ball past the Wolfsburg keeper.
His second of the night came soon after with the Portuguese forward redirecting a Toni Kroos cross with a deft header into the bottom right of goal.
With this goal Real Madrid were now on level terms with Wolfsburg, nevertheless, there was still a lot of work left to do with a clean sheet essential and another goal desperately needed.
Real Madrid came close to scoring a third with Sergio Ramos' header being saved off the line and with the game looking like it was heading for extra time their saviour needed to intervene once again.
From about 25 yards out Ronaldo hit a free kick more gently than usual and it fooled the Wolfsburg wall and maneuvered its way through them landing perfectly in the bottom right corner with the stadium erupting.
Real Madrid would go onto to win the tie 3-2 on aggregate with this impressive comeback orchestrated solely by Ronaldo.
Los Blancos would go onto to win the Champions League that season and rescued their under par 2015/16 campaign.