Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be unbelievable. And he continues to dominate the Champions League.
Entering Tuesday night’s Round of 16 match, Ronaldo’s Juventus squad trailed Atletico Madrid 2-0 on aggregate. All he did was net a hat-trick to reverse the deficit and send the Italian giants through to the quarterfinals. The 3-0 win at home gave Juve a 3-2 win on aggregate.
The first came via a perfect header in the 27th minute, where Ronaldo attacked the ball fearlessly then pumped the home crowd up:
The second came via another brilliant header in the 49th minute:
His third tally via penalty kick in the 86th minute. Here’s the shove that set up the penalty:
And here’s his finish from the spot:
Utterly brilliant work. Juventus had never come back from a 2-0 deficit to win a Champions League contest. Well, the club has a new first thanks to their newest superstar.
The hat-trick was his eighth (!!!!) in Champions League play and tied him with Lionel Messi with the most in the history of the competition.