VIDEO: How Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Champions League Player of the Week, presented by Santander

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The Juventus man's remarkable performance against Atletico Madrid saw him beat out competition from Lionel Messi, Leroy Sane and Sadio Mane

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the UEFA Champions League Player of the Week, presented by Santander.

The Juventus forward’s remarkable hat-trick on Tuesday saw the Old Lady become only the fourth home team in UCL history to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit.

Ronaldo sent two stunning headers past Jan Oblak before coolly converting a penalty to send Diego Simeone’s men packing and take his direct goal involvements to 77 in 77 UEFA Champions League knockout appearances (63 goals, 14 assists).

It was a week of fine individual performances in Europe’s premier club competition, with Sadio Mane's double as Liverpool saw off Bayern 3-1 in Munich and Leroy Sane’s brilliant display for Manchester City in their 7-0 destruction of Schalke also receiving nominations.

Lionel Messi – with whom Ronaldo drew level on a competition-best eight hat-tricks – was also in the running for the award after grabbing two goals and two assists in a 5-1 demolition of Lyon, but even he couldn’t topple Ronaldo’s virtuoso display in Turin.

Relive another famous night for Cristiano Ronaldo by watching the video below.

POTW Winner: Cristiano Ronaldo

3️⃣ Goals 3️⃣ Shots on target Congratulations to this week's UEFA Champions League Player of the Week, Cristiano Ronaldo 🔥

Posted by Football Santander on Friday, March 15, 2019

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