Cristiano Ronaldo isn't all - Real Madrid keep first CL clean sheet since last year

Yannick Carrasco Real Madrid Atletico Madrid Champions League
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The Real defence kept Atletico's chances to a minimum, and Keylor Navas came up with a big stop in the first half to preserve the shutout win

After Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg, most of the attention will rightly be focused on Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick. 

But the Portuguese star wasn't the only reason Real Madrid appear set for the final after a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. 

Ronaldo hat-trick sees him match Messi's CL record

Madrid's clean sheet ended a run of 11 straight Champions League matches in which they've conceded, dating back to last season's semi-final against Manchester City.

Ronaldo - Hat-trick versus Atletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo is applying finishing touches to a masterpiece of a career - this hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League semifinals

Posted by on Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Zinedine Zidane's side posted clean sheets in both legs of that tie, en route to a 1-0 aggregate win and a final date with Atletico that saw them win their 11th Champions League title. 

The Blancos will look to make it two straight seasons without conceding in the Champions League semi-final in the return leg next Wednesday at the Vicente Calderon.