1. Real Madrid 4-2 Bayern Munich (UEFA Champions League 2016-17)
Earlier that season, Real Madrid faced Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the 2016-17 Champions League campaign. Madrid welcomed the Bavarians with a 2-1 advantage thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace at the Allianz Arena in the first leg.
Lewandowski gave Bayern a 1-0 lead early in the second half, boosting the visitors’ hopes to reach the semi-finals. Ronaldo equalized for Madrid in the 76th minute, while a Sergio Ramos own-goal made the aggregate score 3-3, sending the game into extra-time.
Bayern went into the additional 30 minutes with 10 men, as Arturo Vidal got sent off six minutes before full time. Cristiano Ronaldo used Madrid’s numerous advantage on the field, netting twice in the extra time to complete another Champions League hat-trick.
There was a lot of controversy during the game, as Vidal’s red card was questionable, while the Portuguese scored one goal from an offside position, but Los Blancos didn’t mind it at all, with Marco Asensio setting the final score 4-2 in the 115th minute.
To sum it all up: Cristiano Ronaldo scored five in two games against Bayern, netted a hat-trick in the first leg of the semi-finals against Atletico and bagged a brace in the Final against Juventus, producing the greatest performance from a single player in the late stage of a Champions League campaign.