Soccer

Madrid reaches Champions League semis with Ronaldo hat trick

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, scores passing Wolfsburg's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, scores passing Wolfsburg's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)  (The Associated Press)

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)  (The Associated Press)

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Real Madrid and VfL Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)  (The Associated Press)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to lead Real Madrid back to the semifinals of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Tuesday.

Ronaldo netted goals in the 16th and 17th minutes, and then added a decisive third in the 77th as Madrid overturned a 2-0 first-leg loss to reach the semifinals for the sixth straight time with a 3-2 victory on aggregate.

The Portugal striker took his tournament tally to 16 goals this season, one shy of the Champions League record he set in the 2013-14 season. He is the all-time leading scorer in the Champions League with 93 goals.

Madrid hadn't reversed a first-leg loss in the Champions League since the 2001-02 season, when current coach Zinedine Zidane was still playing.