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Ronaldo hails Real mentality in Bayern win


Cristiano Ronaldo. Pic: Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo. Pic: Reuters


Cristiano Ronaldo. Pic: Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo praised the winning mentality of Real Madrid after his hat-trick helped defeat Bayern Munich 4-2 following extra time at the Bernabeu as the holders booked a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Ronaldo grabbed his second of the match in the 105th minute - which saw the forward become the first player to score 100 Champions League goals - although he looked to have been offside.

"We are just winners," Ronaldo said. "Making six goals against a team like Bayern is not easy and we deserve to move through to the semi-finals.

"We played very well, obviously I am very happy to score all three goals, but the team has been great."

The Portugal forward added: "We knew we had to play very well because Bayern can score goals from anywhere on the pitch."