It may well be that Cristiano Ronaldo just had the net a single time in Juventus' returopgør against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night, but portugiseren proved once again that he is the king of the Champions League.
With three goals made sure Ronaldo for a magnificent Juventus-comeback after the 0-2-defeat in Madrid three weeks ago, and thus he can continue to dream of winning its fourth title in a row in Europe's most prestigious club competition.
Diego Simeone had clearly instructed his troops to stand back and lean on the lead of 2-0, which they took from the first showdown.
Already after four minutes had Giorgio to chiellini ball into the net, but referee Björn Kuipers cancelled the scoring of a free kick at goalkeeper Jan Oblak committed by Cristiano Ronaldo after a corner kick.
the Same whistle remained silent, a good twenty minutes later. To the italians great satisfaction.
Here doubled Ronaldo the lean sæsontotal, when he completely oversprang Juanfran and pandede Federico Bernardeschis post in the box.
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on headers. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
the raiders put a damper on Juventus-pressure, which, apart from a few loose shots not resulted in the actual chances before the break.
It came to the turn, after pauseteen.
Just three minutes into the second half repeated the Ronaldo feat, as he rose into the air and headede the ball against Jan Oblaks goals. Sloveneren rescued acrobatic. He thought. For referee Kuipers' watch gossiped about, that the ball was over the line, and then there was perfect balance in the financial statements.
It required, however, the 85 minutes to reach tonight's crucial situation. Bernardeschi tense apparently ben for itself in Atleticos field after a small nudge in the back, Kuipers sentenced punish, and WAS-the department was completely and utterly in peace. Ronaldo returned the favor and completed his hat-trick - and, not least, one of the greater comebacks in european football.
With the victory is the First ready for the quarter-finals, that was the end of the line for the italians in the last season.
In tonight's second leg sent Manchester City Schalke 04 with a victory of 7-0 and 10-2 overall.
Ronaldo put surely a penalty kick shortly before full time and completed an excellent Juventus-comeback. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
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