Ronaldo keeps receiving much better – Asensio lauds Madrid star

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to exceed expectations with his True Madrid heroics, according to team-mate Marco Asensio.
Ronaldo struck a hat-trick within the initially leg of his side’s Champions League semi-final against Atletico, guiding Madrid to a 3-0 win in the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.
The Portuguese forward has now scored eight ambitions in his previous three European outings, assisting champions Madrid put a foot inside the final.
Asensio, who came off the bench in the 1st leg, said Ronaldo continued to meet the lofty challenges set for him.
“Cristiano just keeps having far better and he usually exceeds any expectations folks place on him,” he said.
“We need to thank the fans mainly because whenever we’ve got a important game, they’re there driving us on.”
Ronaldo headed within a 10th-minute opener before two second-half ambitions put Madrid in full control on the tie.
Asensio felt the 3-0 win was just what Zinedine Zidane’s group deserved for their display.
“We developed a very full performance. The result was a fair reflection of what happened out around the pitch,” he stated.
“We’re very pleased together with the result, which puts us in a great position ahead from the return leg, but we’ve to treat the game in the Calderon extremely seriously.
“We knew how essential it was to not concede a objective at dwelling. We managed to help keep a clean sheet and score three ambitions.”

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