It almost gets to the point where talking about Ronaldo predictable and somewhat generic. Goalscorer, record breaker, new hairstyles.the list goes on.
Against Atletico, he once again proved why you should never, ever doubt the Portuguese phenomenon. Scoring a hat-trick against his local rivals to almost guarantee a place in the Champions League final, whilst adding to a recent record-breaking tally of goals in said competition, and then add to the number of growing hat-tricks for his club. it's all in a day's work for Cristiano.
The first player to ever score back to back hat-tricks in the Champions League, while make it look so easy. His records speak for themselves and he's only adding to them with little time between stages.
At 32, he's proving he's still got many miles on the clock and has even speculated he will attempt to play until he reaches 40 (and probably past that as well!). Former Manchester United team-mate turned pundit Gary Neville recently stated he believed Ronaldo has altered his approach to his individual game in order to continue the longevity of his game. Neville states he no longer works as a sole winger, rather he plays a more central role as a makeshift number 9, in order to be more available in the bow for attacks. He's using more energy to score goals rather than beating opponents on the wings.
It's scary to think how many goals he could now score if he continues in this vain, he was breaking enough scoring records from the wing itself!
But almost inevitably, whenever you mentioned Ronaldo, Messi will follow soon after. It's fair to say the last El Clasico clash belonged to the latter. A record-breaker himself, Messi achieved the incredible tally of 500 goals for Barcelona, whilst topping the chart for most goals scored by one player in the legendary fixture.
So, putting the rivalry between the two colossal's into context; one moment, Messi is the best, then it's Ronaldo's turn. it's hard to imagine when the comparison will ever end, if ever!