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If someone spoke about me the way Roy Keane speaks about former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, then i'd die a very happy man.

Keane broadcasted a rare outburst of praise after Ronaldo's magnificent performance against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, where he bagged another Champions League hat-trick.

In fact, the 32-year-old's 41st hat-trick for Real Madrid made him the first player to reach 100 Champions League goals, A magnificent achievement.

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Keane even declared that Ronaldo would "probably be really good in goal" during this declaration of love.

Real Madrid advanced to a record 7th consecutive semi-final in rather controversial circumstances, but I doubt Zidane and co are worrying to much about it all.

Here's Roy Keane's brilliant speech about his former Manchester United teammate:


(Credit: ITV)

Keane, who played with Ronaldo for just two years at Manchester United, has always rated the forward and his latest words following Real Madrid's victory over Bayern has cemented that fact.

"The guy is a genius, it's a simple as that.

"You are talking about one of the greatest players ever to play this game. He is a joy to watch.

"We keep talking about how hard it is to score goals. You look at his stats every season. The goals, the assists, the guy is a genius."

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Cristiano was utterly destructive in extra time, even if at least one of his goals should have been offside.

It was the third goal that sealed a piece of history for Ronaldo as he became the first man to reach 100 Champions League goals and after the match, his teammates congratulated him in style.

The former Sporting Lisbon player's record is six better than Lionel Messi, with fellow Real legend Raul next in line on 71. The next closest player who is still playing is Karim Benzema on 51,

Watch Ronaldo being congratulated by his teammates below:


(Credit: Real Madrid)

His road to 100 goals is quite incredible.

Ronaldo scored his first goal in European football in an UEFA Champions League qualifier against Debrecen, the Portuguese man scoring in a 3-0 home win for Manchester United.

He had to wait 30 games to score his first goal in the next stage of the Champions League when he scored twice as United thrashed Roma 7-1 at Old Trafford in 2007.

And now look at him.

It was an incredible season for Cristiano last year. He managed to score an incredible 51 goals in all competitions for Real last season and his fine form was marked with yet another Ballon d'Or, which took him just one behind arch-rival Lionel Messi, who finished as runner up.

Do you consider Ronaldo as one of the greatest of all time after his latest achievement?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section. For me, he is without doubt one of the best.

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