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Hat-trick hero: Cristiano Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid

Published 2130 GMT (0530 HKT) April 12, 2016
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Spanish giant Real Madrid needed to overhaul a 2-0 first-leg defeat by Germany's Wolfsburg to reach a sixth straight Champions League semifinal. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Real's Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo struck in the 16th minute to give his side hope at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
And just over a minute later Ronaldo scored again with a glancing header into the far corner to wipe out the deficit. Game on. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Ronaldo completed his hat-trick late on to give Real a stunning victory and keep alive hopes of an 11th Champions League title. CURTO DE LA TORRE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester City was locked at 2-2 with Paris St. Germain after the first leg, but Sergio Aguero won a penalty when he was brought down in the area. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
However, the Argentine striker fired wide -- how costly would that prove for City? OLI SCARFF/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Late on, Belgium's Kevin de Bruyne scored to take Manchester City into its first ever Champions League semifinal. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images