Christiano Ronaldo inspires a remarkable Juve‘s comeback.
Juventus comeback from behind in the tie to thump Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League where Cristiano led the way with a hat trick in Turin, to send Juventus into the Champions League quarter finals. Ronaldo who was back to justify his status as the best ever in the Europe‘s elite competition.
Ronaldo brought the tie level with two headers in both half‘s , before capping off an outstanding performance by smashing in the tie winner with a penalty kick four minutes to the end of the game. It being his 125th goal in the Champions League and 8th hat trick in the same competition with 160 appearances, 63 being at the knockout stages, Ronaldo has now equaled Messi‘s tally of hat tricks. However, all of the Cristiano‘s hat tricks to date came in an 18-month spell between December 2015 and May 2017.
Ronaldo has been involved in 76 goals with assists included in all 77 knockout stages. He is also the only 11th player to score hat-tricks in two different clubs and the 5th player from Juventus to score one.
CR7 has scored 24 goals against Atletico Madrid in 33 appearances and it being the first time Juventus has overturned a first leg defeat in the competition since 2005\06. Above all it was the first time Atletico being under Simeone (coach) has been knocked out of the UCL by a different team rather than Real Madrid.
Moreover, Chiellini becomes the 5th player to reach 500 appearances for Juventus in all competition after Buffon, Gaetano, Furino and Alessandro Del Piero. Christiano Ronaldo greatest of all time (G.O.A.T).