UCL: Magical Ronaldo Leads Juventus Past Atletico Into Quarter Final
Renaming the Champions League after Cristiano Ronaldo may not be a bad idea after all as the Portuguese star has again proven that he is the master and holds the aces when it comes to this competition.
Just when many thought that Juventus will be kissing this year's Champions League bye having lost 2-0 in the first leg away to Atletico Madrid, Ronaldo showed up in Tuesday's second leg; scoring a hat trick and single handedly gave the Old Lady a quarter final ticket and a 3-0 victory.
Despite functioning as the target man for the hosts, Ronaldo worked around the pitch running, dribbling and retrieving the ball.
Twice he rose high inside the box, and twice he converted. The first one, a diving header on the far post by outjumping Juanfran and then the second, rising high between the defenders to put the ball past across Oblak, Ronaldo gave it all.
To complete his hattrick, he drilled the penalty low to the right of the goalkeeper in the 87th minute against one of his favourite oppositions in the world, against whom he holds an astonishing record of scoring 25 goals in 33 appearances.
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