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Cristiano Ronaldo blasts a treble to rescue Real Madrid Champions League bid

Real Madrid 3-0 Wolfsburg (Madrid won 3-2 on agg.)

By Robert Jones

Published 13/04/2016

TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his hat trick. Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his hat trick. Getty Images
Treble yell: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Wolsburg
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates after scoring during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his third goal during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos after scoring during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos (R) vies with Wolfsburg's German midfielder Andre Schuerrle during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Luka Modric hugs Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, as Real Madrid's Pepe clenches his fist after Ronaldo scored his third goal during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale reacts after missing a chance to score during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, celebrates scoring his sides third goal as Real Madrid's Marcelo, left, joins in the celebration during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates his hat trick with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo celebrates during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates his hat trick during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro (R) celebrates with Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates his hat trick with the ball under his shirt during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Hat trick scorer Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals with Marcelo after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Sergio Ramos at the end of the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with goalkeeper Keylor Navas at the end of the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Wolfsburg's Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio lets through a goal by Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale gestures during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick with Gareth Bale (11) and Marcelo (C) during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick with Marcelo (L) during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring with teammates during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring with teammates during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid beats goalkeeper Diego Benaglio of VfL Wolfsburg to score their first goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid beats goalkeeper Diego Benaglio of VfL Wolfsburg to score their first goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates his hat trick with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he beats goalkeeper Diego Benaglio of VfL Wolfsburg to score their first goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) vies with Wolfsburg's Brazilian defender Dante during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick with Sergio Ramos (4) during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Goalkeeper Diego Benaglio of VfL Wolfsburg fails to stop Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid from scoring their second their second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid (R) scores their second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos (L) vies with Wolfsburg's Portuguese forward Vieirinha during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Wolfsburg's German midfielder Andre Schurrle (L) vies with Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe and Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric celebrate after the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Wolfsburg's Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (L) tries to stop a ball in front of Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid (L) celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals with the crowd after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Wolfsburg's Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio stands at the end of the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (R) vies with Wolfsburg's Portuguese forward Vieirinha during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Hat trick scorer Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid (R) celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Wolfsburg players stand at the end of the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid (L) scores their their goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro (up) and Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Daniel Caligiuri (L), Dante (18) and Naldo of VfL Wolfsburg (25) look react in defeat after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Ricardo Rodriguez of VfL Wolfsburg (R) look dejected after defeat during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's supporters celebrate during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos (R) celebrates with teammates after the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (R) vies with Wolfsburg's Portuguese forward Vieirinha during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Wolfsburg players look dejected in defeat after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates at the end of during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Manager Klaus Allofs (L) and players of Wolfsburg applaud to the fans after the UEFA Champions league Quarter Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Manager Klaus Allofs (L) and players of Wolfsburg applaud to the fans after the UEFA Champions league Quarter Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored three time, walks on the pitch with the ball under his shirt after the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Zinedine Zidane manager of Real Madrid catches the match ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Zinedine Zidane manager of Real Madrid catches the match ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) vies with Wolfsburg's Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates his hat trick with the ball under his shirt during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his third goal during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates his hat trick with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates his hat trick with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) and Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo celebrate after scoring a goal during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick sent Real Madrid into the semi-finals of the Champions League after the Spanish giants overturned a first-leg deficit in a 3-2 aggregate win over Wolfsburg.

Ronaldo, so often Real's saviour, cancelled out Wolfsburg's two-goal advantage within 88 first-half seconds at the Bernabeu and his free-kick in the 77th minute proved decisive.

The Germans would have felt optimistic of sealing a first-ever semi-final spot in Europe's elite club competition after winning 2-0 at the Volkswagen Arena, but they were simply unable to contain Ronaldo.

As anticipated, the visitors were penned deep inside their own half from the off and they nearly fell behind on the night inside five minutes when Sergio Ramos' header struck the bar.

An interception from Wolfsburg defender Dante prevented Ronaldo from running clean through on goal but there was no stopping the Real talisman in the 16th minute. Dani Carvajal's ball across goal allowed the Portuguese a simple tap-in.

Vieirinha's last-ditch header stopped Ronaldo from immediately doubling his tally but he did so from the following corner, running to the near post and flicking home a glancing header.

Wolfsburg might have gone ahead again in the tie, only for Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas to tip over Luiz Gustavo's shot.

Ramos hit the woodwork for the second time on the night, powering a header off the post from Toni Kroos' corner on the hour mark.

But Ronaldo completed his treble with just 13 minutes remaining as his free-kick went through a pitiful Wolfsburg wall.

Real closed out victory to move to within two matches of a second final in three years.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his third goal during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his third goal during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos after scoring during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos (R) vies with Wolfsburg's German midfielder Andre Schuerrle during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Luka Modric hugs Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, as Real Madrid's Pepe clenches his fist after Ronaldo scored his third goal during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale reacts after missing a chance to score during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, celebrates scoring his sides third goal as Real Madrid's Marcelo, left, joins in the celebration during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates his hat trick with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo celebrates during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates his hat trick during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro (R) celebrates with Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates his hat trick with the ball under his shirt during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Hat trick scorer Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals with Marcelo after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Sergio Ramos at the end of the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with goalkeeper Keylor Navas at the end of the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Wolfsburg's Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio lets through a goal by Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale gestures during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick with Gareth Bale (11) and Marcelo (C) during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick with Marcelo (L) during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring with teammates during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring with teammates during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid beats goalkeeper Diego Benaglio of VfL Wolfsburg to score their first goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid beats goalkeeper Diego Benaglio of VfL Wolfsburg to score their first goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates his hat trick with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he beats goalkeeper Diego Benaglio of VfL Wolfsburg to score their first goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) vies with Wolfsburg's Brazilian defender Dante during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates as he scores their third goal from a free kick and completes his hat trick with Sergio Ramos (4) during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Goalkeeper Diego Benaglio of VfL Wolfsburg fails to stop Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid from scoring their second their second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid (R) scores their second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos (L) vies with Wolfsburg's Portuguese forward Vieirinha during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Wolfsburg's German midfielder Andre Schurrle (L) vies with Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe and Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric celebrate after the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/Getty Images
Wolfsburg's Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (L) tries to stop a ball in front of Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid (L) celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals with the crowd after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Wolfsburg's Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio stands at the end of the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates victory and reaching the semi finals after the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (R) vies with Wolfsburg's Portuguese forward Vieirinha during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric (Varane 90), Casemiro, Kroos, Bale, Benzema (Jese 84), Ronaldo.

Goals: Ronaldo 15, 17, 77

Subs not used: Rodríguez, Casilla, Vázquez, Isco, Danilo.

Wolfsburg: Benaglio, Vieirinha, Naldo, Dante, Rodríguez, Guilavogui (Dost 80), Gustavo, Pinto (Caligiuri), Arnold, Draxler (Kruse 32), Schürrle.

Subs not used: Schäfer, Träsch, Casteels, Knoche.

Man of the match: Ronaldo

Match rating: 8/10

Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

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