A memorable night for Ronaldo and Juventus
Many people never saw it coming and so there were a lot of surprises at the end of the day.
Christiano Ronaldo proved yet again what he can do, by single handedly turning the game around for juventus.
He scored an important hat-trick that helped over turn an initial 2-0 deficit against Athletico.
The win ensured that juventus were through to the last 16 of the competition, and Ronaldo made some remarkable history with that.
The Portuguese made it his 124th goal in the champions league and 8th hat-trick in the competition.
The first leg at the Metropolitan stadium saw Juventus 2 goals down needing a miracle to progress through.
One would never imagine that a side that has not conceded in their last five matches would loose in that fashion.
It was almost like a done deal for Athletico Madrid. They had stats on their sides as well as a very good defence.
They forgot that the game of football can never be over until it is over.
He brought the tie level with two headers on either side of half time, before capping off a remarkable performance by smashing in the tie-winner from the spot four minutes from time.
Athletico had little of the ball in the entire game as Griezmann and Morata had virtually no impact in the attacking end.
He mentioned that he regretted not dropping back deeper so as to get involved in the game. That to me is actually crying over a spilled milk.
>”We did not enter the game, we knew it was going to be difficult and we chose a bad day to screw it up”,” Griezmann said. “Everyone is f****ed up and I feel guilty, because I could not keep up with the pace of the game.”
This is among the many times that Christiano Ronaldo has done damage to the Madrid side, many a times were in the champions league final games and you can easily see a Bromance between them.
The race for the champions leagues gets more interesting and intriguing again. So many big teams have lost out from 2nd leg over turn
Juventus obviously has a lot to celebrate, being in the game at this stage. They have in recent years expressed their hunger for the cup and with the best ever UEFA champions leagues player in their arsenal, there’s hope for it.
But, it’s going to be a tough one to come by. Only time will tell.