Cristiano: "I never expected to score 400 for Real Madrid"

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Cristiano: "I never expected to score 400 for Real Madrid"

"Cristiano is a goalscorer".

"I won't tell Casemiro to change how he plays, as he has been ideal so far".

"The squad is the key to our success, having substitutes that always make their presence felt and play as well as those of us who play more often", Ramos told reporters.

"I want them to stop booing me because I always give my best and even when I don't score I try to help Real Madrid".

"Today Isco played as a No. 10 and was fantastic". We then had width with (substitutes) (Lucas) Vazquez and (Marco) Asensio.

"I don't think we have been making it too easy for our opponents, but it's true that we have been letting in goals".

"I am very happy for the goals and for reaching 400 goals with Real Madrid", said Ronaldo, including the disputed effort. Our fans I know will be there, we want them to get right behind the side.

"We played well from start to finish and the goals came naturally".

"On Tuesday we saw a phenomenal performance from Ronaldo", he said. "It's not easy to score three times against such a hard opponent and keep a clean sheet".

Real needed a stoppage time equaliser en route to winning the 2014 final, scored a late victor in the quarter-finals a year later and edged last season's final on a penalty shootout.

Zidane, though, warned against any complacency.

"They were smarter than us in the second half", Koke said.

Ronaldo became the first player to record three career hat tricks in the Champions League knockout stage, while he also went level with Lionel Messi with his seventh treble in the competition as a whole.

Benzema held the ball up from Diego Godin at the edge of the Atletico penalty area before laying it off towards Ronaldo.

Madrid has conceded at least once in all but one of its last 16 matches in all competitions.

"It is very complicated, but it is football".

"Football is a marvellous game and anything can happen".

"Until the last drip of hope is gone, we will give it everything we have".

"We have to do something impossible and being Atletico Madrid we might be capable of it".