The contract of Cristiano Ronaldo was clearly, and almost as enormous as the self-confidence of the Portuguese world footballer. When he arrived last summer in Turin, knew the euphoria of the Juventus Fans has no limits and in front of the training center was always a-singing: "Oh Ronaldo, get us the Champions League!"
Nearly eight months ago, and the contract threatens to fail with a Bang. In the home match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday (21 clock, live in Dazn) takes Juve a clear victory after the 0:2 three weeks ago, not in the round of sixteen of the most important European club competition to be eliminated. In the case of a negative output of the season, the Italians would be virtually gone – and the future of coach Massimiliano Allegri unsure. Although the eighth is no longer championship title in a row for 18 points ahead of Napoli only a matter of form, national successes to animate in Turin, however, are long-time great celebrations. In the current season.
With the commitment of the 34-year-old Ronaldo, as well as the return of Leonardo Bonucci (31) has made the Italian record champion his international ambitions very clearly. The club has spent a lot of money for experienced players and deliberately on short-term success. Since 1996, Juve is now waiting on a Triumph in the Champions League and two runners-up, under Allegri, have the Hunger that threatens to become an Obsession to grow.
Ronaldo has scored against Atletico already scored 22 goals
Ronaldo should be the last piece of the Puzzle in a development that started in 2011 with the arrival of Antonio Conte, and Juve has a sporty and financially back into the continental Elite. The Plan has so far worked only partially. While the Portuguese has catapulted the Jersey sales to new heights, and in Serie A regularly hits that he has achieved in his former domain, the Champions League, only a goal. On Sunday, Ronaldo sent a Video to the last divided fan base. "I think of it. We can do it, but we need you,“ he said, looking, however, not very convinced afterwards. He sees himself, finally, rather in the role of hero as in that of the applicant.With Diego Godin (right) hits the Cristiano Ronaldo one of the best defenders in the world.Photo: JAVIER SORIANO / AFP
Against the team of Diego Simeone Juve can use but all of the support. Atletico is the best Team in the competition, but probably the most unpleasant. Ronaldo has scored against the Spaniard scored 22 goals, it is one of the best Central defender Duo in the world awaits with the recently battered Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez. In the first leg, Atletico did his job so well that Ronaldo reacted at some point annoyed. He held the open Hand in the direction of the opponent and wiggled his five fingers – a clear indication of his five title wins in the Champions League, two in finals against Atletico. In order to keep the Chance for a sixth Triumph on life, he needs to Shine for Real Madrid in the decisive Play. Because his contract Cristiano Ronaldo knows only too well.