Cristiano Ronaldo once again led by example to earn Real Madrid a commanding advantage in their UEFA Champions League semi-final after a 3-0 first-leg victory over city rivals Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening.

The Portugal captain’s hat-trick underlined a dominant first-leg performance by Real, who made sure they are in the driving seat heading into the decisive second leg at the Vicente Calderon next week.

FIFA.com looks back at Tuesday's semi-final, first leg in photos. Watch how the action at the Santiago Bernabeu unfolded by clicking through the photo gallery above.

The winner of the UEFA Champions League will represent Europe at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 in December.