Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his new five-year deal with an umpteenth Real Madrid hat-trick in their 6-1 Champions League win at Galatasaray.

A if Gareth Bale needed reminding, he is but the prince to Ronaldo's king at the Santiago Bernabéu. Ronaldo hit a trio for Portugal in Northern Ireland last week and was on the scoresheet at Villarreal at the weekend, but his evisceration of the Turkish champions on Tuesday night was spectacular.

The third goal, in particular, was a combination of both beauty and the beast. Having bamboozled two sorry defenders, the 28-year-old thrashed the ball past goalkeeper Fernando Muslera with startling ferocity to lay down the gauntlet to his new teammate.

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Ronaldo was in sensational form again


Sensationally, Ronaldo has now scored 206 goals in 204 games for Los Blancos.

Galatasaray defeated Madrid 3-2 in April, as they threatened a comeback in the clubs' quarter-final encounter, but Madrid are a stronger and, in José Mourinho's absence, more adventurous side.

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  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo (C) of Real Madrid hides the ball under his jersey as he applauds the Galatasaray fans following a win against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Real Madrid won the match 6-1, with Ronaldo scoring three goals. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Pepe of Real Madrid hugs Christiano Ronaldo as he celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo (M) kicks the ball for goal as he challanges against Galatasaray's Aurelien Chedjou (L) and Emmanuel Eboue (R) during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Real Madrid's Christiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates his goal with Gareth Bale (L) during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • Galatasaray AS v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY- SEPTEMBER 17: Christiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Galatasaray during UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Ali Sami Yen Area on September 17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)

  • FBL-C1-EUR-GALATASARAY-REAL MADRID

    Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Galatasaray vs Real Madrid on September 17, 2013 at the TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/ OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-C1-EUR-GALATASARAY-REAL MADRID

    Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Galatasaray vs Real Madrid on September 17, 2013 at the TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/ OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-C1-EUR-GALATASARAY-REAL MADRID

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Galatasaray vs Real Madrid on September 17, 2013 at the TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/ OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-C1-EUR-GALATASARAY-REAL MADRID

    Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Galatasaray vs Real Madrid on September 17, 2013 at the TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/ OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-C1-EUR-GALATASARAY-REAL MADRID

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Galatasaray vs Real Madrid on September 17, 2013 at the TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/ OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-C1-EUR-GALATASARAY-REAL MADRID

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Galatasaray vs Real Madrid on September 17, 2013 at the TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/ OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-C1-EUR-GALATASARAY-REAL MADRID

    Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Galatasaray vs Real Madrid on September 17, 2013 at the TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/ OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-C1-EUR-GALATASARAY-REAL MADRID

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) leaves the pitch at the end of the UEFA Champions League football match Galatasaray vs Real Madrid on September 17, 2013 at the TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul. Madrid won 6 to 1. AFP PHOTO/ OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-C1-EUR-GALATASARAY-REAL MADRID

    Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Galatasaray vs Real Madrid on September 17, 2013 at the TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/ OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-C1-EUR-GALATASARAY-REAL MADRID

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) gestures at the end of the UEFA Champions League football match Galatasaray vs Real Madrid on September 17, 2013 at the TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul. Madrid won 6 to 1. AFP PHOTO/ OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)


Isco opened the scoring and Karim Benzema got the other two on an emphatic first European outing for new coach Carlo Ancelotti.