The night was Ronaldo’s. Incredible hat-trick puts Juventus in the ‘quarters’
Internacional scored at 27 ‘, 49’ and 86 ‘. It was a real ‘one-man show’ in Turin.
Amazing turnaround in this second leg of the last 16 of the Champions League. After losing 2-0 in the first leg, Juventus received Atletico Madrid in Turin and won 3-0 on a magnificent night of … who else? Cristiano Ronaldo! The Portuguese international signed a hat-trick and put all the world’s football spotlight on him (once again).
The superb display of Juventus and CR7 began in the 27th minute. Bernardeschi crossed and, in a shining way, the Portuguese ace headed to the bottom of Oblak’s net.
The first half ended with 1-0 on the scoreboard, but the second 45 minutes started scorching. In the 49th minute, Cancelo crossed to the compatriot Ronaldo, who again, head first, made the second in the match. The Atletico Madrid guard still defended, but the ball had already crossed the line of the goal.
The tie was thus tied, but Juventus felt that it could win before the extension. And so it was … At 86 minutes, referee Bjorn Kuipers scored a penalty and Cristiano Ronaldo was called to conversion.
The Portuguese signed Juventus’s quarter-final, a luxury show and became the first player in history to score 126 goals in UEFA competitions. As if that were not enough, the Portuguese increased to 25 goals scored at Atletico Madrid, in a total of 33 matches played against the mattresses.
In this way, Juventus ensures a place in the quarterfinals of the competition and joins Manchester City, FC Porto, Tottenham, Ajax and Manchester United.