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Champions League Round of 16: Overwhelming Support for Juventus to Beat Atletico Madrid

The Portuguese superstar delivered an all-action performance to drag Juventus back from a two-goal first leg deficit and into the Champions League quarter-finals.

Cristiano Ronaldo proved to be a one man wrecking ball for Juventus, scoring all three of their goals in the team's epic 3-2 comeback win over Atletico Madrid in their March 12 Champions League match up.

The odds were stacked against the Bianconeri, who trailed 2-0 from the first leg, but were rampant in front of their own fans as Ronaldo scored all three to secure a 3-0 victory to qualify 3-2 on aggregate.

The Spanish team had won the first leg 2-0 in Spain.

Simeone was fined 20,000 euros ($22,500) by UEFA for improper conduct and it remains to be seen whether Ronaldo will face a similar punishment.


"Look at Juventus and this guy takes Cristiano Ronaldo", Guardiola said when asked about City's chances of winning the Champions League. "To help do things that they have never done before". "This result is a great push for the future, we're strong and we showed it".

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However, Ronaldo had only scored one goal in the competition for Juventus until Tuesday.

The Champions League's record scorer took his tally in the tournament to 124, with four goals this season.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, who has scored a staggering 697 goals in 984 games during his career to date, told Juventus TV: "I have no secrets, just my dedication and my passion for this sport, I love to play football more than anything else".


This year's Champions League final will be played at Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

"Certainly all that was said had touched us personally and when that happens, you give that bit more". They're through and that's right. The worse they are without him, the better it makes him look.

Atletico's mean defence were viewed as the flawless foil for Ronaldo's Juventus.

Defensive specialists Atletico held off the Juventus pressure until the 27th minute, when Ronaldo met a pin-point Bernardeschi cross to head home the opener.

Bernardeschi curled a free kick over the crossbar and also produced an ambitious bicycle kick which flew wide before Chiellini had a header tipped over by Oblak.


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