The Champions League last-16 round has produced another sensation as Juventus managed to overturn a 2-goal deficit and eliminate Atletico Madrid from the competition on Tuesday
After suffering a 2-0 loss in the first leg, the reigning Serie A holders have needed a miracle to advance to the quarter-finals given the fact they’ve played against one of the toughest sides in Europe.
However, it was Cristiano Ronaldo who stepped up when he was needed most as he notched a hat-trick to propel his team to the next round.
During the post-match interview, the Portuguese superstar has said that his performance against Los Colchoneros is the reason the Bianconeri signed him in the first place.
“It had to be a special night and it was – not just for the goals, but for the team and their incredible attitude. This is the mentality you need in the Champions League, and we are on the right track.”
“This is why Juve brought me in, to help on magic nights like this. Atleti are a really tough team to face, but we are strong too and proved we deserved to go through.”