Koke Will Be Fed Up Of Cristiano Ronaldo Scoring Hat-tricks

Ronaldo have now joins Barcelona's Lionel Messi with the most Champions League hat-tricks, on eight.

Finally last night the 34 year old put to bed any thoughts Atleti had of finally making a Champions League final that won't include Real.

Juventus were 2-0 down heading into the second leg against the La Liga giants, with Ronaldo having scored just one Champions League goal this season.

Entering Tuesday night's Round of 16 match, Ronaldo's Juventus squad trailed Atletico Madrid 2-0 on aggregate.

Juventus pips ATM by a 3-2 aggregate.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor then completed the fightback from the penalty spot with four minutes remaining.

Juventus substitute Moise Kean should have completed their comeback, but fired inches wide when through on goal.

"If we continue like this, we have not won yet but we have reasons to be proud and we are on the right way".

Gab Marcotti believes that Cristiano Ronaldo's stellar performance against Atletico Madrid only begins to justify the huge sum Juventus paid for him. Without him, Madrid was eliminated by Ajax last week.

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.

Since the Madrid game he has not scored in the league and has been overtaken as the top Serie A scorer by Sampdoria's Fabio Quagliarella, who has 20 goals to Ronaldo's 19. It will be hard for Atletico Madrid to stop the likes of Ronaldo away from home but I am expecting this team to play a very defensive style to try and maintain the lead.

Gazzetta dello Sport went with the headline "Wrath of the Gods" as they hailed Ronaldo's "crazy feat" in scoring a "legendary" treble at the Allianz Stadium.

His second goal at the start of the second half, when another header was saved initially by goalkeeper Jan Oblak, but the ball trickled past the goal line, confirmed by goal-line technology.

The tie appeared to be drifting towards extra time, but Atletico substitute Angel Correa pushed Bernadeschi inside the area with just six minutes remaining.

  • Julie Sanders