Cristiano Ronaldo says he never expected to score as many Real Madrid goals after his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid saw him reach 400 goals for his side – at least according to the club.

The 32-year-old’s treble at Santiago Bernabeu earned a 3-0 Champions League semi-final lead for Madrid, who are claiming Ronaldo has reached 400 goals for Los Blancos even though official records state he is on 399.

The controversy relates to a deflected 2010 goal against Real Sociedad that Madrid credit to Ronaldo, even though the referee’s report gave it to defender Pepe.

Nonetheless, Madrid president Florentino Perez presented Ronaldo with a shirt to mark the accomplishment, one which has delighted the Portugal international, who is seemingly in no doubt he has reached the 400 mark.

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