Cristiano Ronaldo begs Real Madrid fans to stop whistling him

"It is something very special", Ronaldo told Real Madrid TV of his goalscoring tally.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was quick to lavish praise Ronaldo, as he backed the calls for a section of the club's fans to refrain from jeering the club's biggest star.

It looks as if Real Madrid will see off Atletico Madrid with Juventus also having one foot in the Cardiff final, holding a good advantage after their first leg.

As if his overall strike rate of 0.75 goals per game wasn't enough, it ticks up sharply to an eye-watering 0.92 if you only count from the time of his first strike.

This has paid dividends with Ronaldo netting eight times in his last three Champions League games and overtaking Alfredo di Stefano as the all-time top scorer in European Cup semi-finals with 13.

"It is the fruit of the work of the whole team, of my work, the work of all the people who work in the club and the fans, who always support us".

"We aren't talking about the two best players in the world, we are talking about the two best players who have ever lived. Atletico is very strong, they are not in the semi-finals by chance, and we must keep our concentration next Wednesday".

Real have eliminated Diego Simeone's men in each of the past three years, including in the 2014 and 2016 finals, by the finest of margins. "It was my turn to score the goals, but the team was phenomenal", added Ronaldo. I'm very lucky, and I am from this planet!

"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". "Tomorrow we'll turn our attention to what is an important game on Saturday". These things can happen.

"I have watched Atletico boss Diego Simeone a lot this season and he looks like someone who is coming to an end at the club, that he can not take the team any further".

"Coming back from 3-0, I do not think it's impossible. Now we hope to finish the job".

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