Los Blancos dominated their city rivals at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Ronaldo taking home the match ball after spearheading a 3-0 victory to virtually seal their place in the European Cup final.
The 32-year-old’s treble saw him become the first player to score a hat-trick in consecutive Champions League knockout games, while also taking his tally of home goals in the competition to 53, a new record, surpassing Lionel Messi's previous tally.
However, despite the glittering European night for Real, Ronaldo urged his team-mates to remain focused ahead of next week’s return fixture at Vicente Calderon Stadium.
"It was a total game from the team, we played phenomenally well," he told the press, according to ESPN FC.
"We have a good advantage, but it is not over yet. Atletico are very strong, they are not in the semi-finals by chance, and we must keep our concentration next Wednesday."