Cristiano Ronaldo delivers a towering throwback to send Juventus past Atletico Madrid

Lynette Rowe
March 13, 2019

Now, Atletico Madrid is ready to slash those dreams, as they hold a 2-0 advantage heading into Tuesday's Champions League clash. "After that we either think about the quarter-finals or ending the season on the right note".

His former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand, now a pundit on BT Sport, simply hailed him as a "living football god".

Juventus were better and deserved to win the game.

To add insult to injury defeat for Atletico saw them miss out on the opportunity of a having a chance to play in the final of the Champions League at their own stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, on June 1.

The Portuguese has been directly involved in 77 goals in 77 Champions League knockout appearances - 63 goals and 14 assists. This is going to be a tough task for Juventus to get back into this tie but the team is filled with talent and they will be confident that they can get the job done at home.

The challenge for Ronaldo and the Italians will be to get goals past the tight defence of the reigning Europa League champions.

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Sure enough, he was off his seat once more as Juventus pulled off a stunning 3-0 comeback victory over Atletico - leading to more celebrations that were filmed and posted on Instagram. He's the joint-hat-trick man with Messi.

"These are two different matches, the first leg and second leg". It became 2-0 on the night and 2-2 on aggregate in the 48th minute.

"We made many mistakes, for sure - but I mean me, not the players. But our locker room is united, we are all convinced we can reproduce the attractive result of the first leg".

A VAR review denied Juve a fourth-minute opener, but Ronaldo's first header of the game gave the side hope and the Serie A leader drew level in the tie thanks to the Portugal superstar's aerial power again. He managed 10 goals in the last five games of that season's tournament, including the two hat-tricks mentioned above.

"I don't like this competition when you are out in the last-16 or quarterfinals and it is a disaster".

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