Given the quality of Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance against Atletico Madrid, it’s probably only right that the legitimacy of the display was verified.
The Portugal international striker added to his record haul of Champions League goals by grabbing a hat-trick against his side’s near neighbours as they put one foot in the final thanks to a 3-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Madrid were in rampant mood thanks to Ronaldo, who headed the opener before the break before finishing powerfully in the second half. His third was a close-range finish late on that completed the tie.
And Sergio Ramos confirmed after the match that authorities had held the attacker back for a routine random drugs test.
“He had to undergo a doping test, so we couldn’t see him,” the club captain announced to the media.