Ferdinand hails Ronaldo hat-trick after Atletico Madrid’s 3-0 defeat to Juventus
Tuesday night was outstanding as Atletico Madrid’s 3-0 defeat to Juventus saw the Champions League’s all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, back to his best, as he dragged his new side into the competition’s last eight.
Ronaldo netted his eighth European hat-trick in Turin on Tuesday night, as the Italian side pulled off a stunning comeback to reach the quarter-finals,,having scored just once in six total appearances.
Juventus came into the attach trailing 2-0 to Atletico Madrid from the main leg at the Wanda Metropolitano.Juve will be participated in the last-8 by Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Ajax and Porto, who have all booked their places in the quarter-finals.
The greatest players of his age, a five-time Champions League winner and eighth Champions League cap trap started wild celebrations inside Juventus Stadium, including from Ronaldo who impersonated the “cojones” celebrations supported by Atletico manager Diego Simeone after the first leg.
Rio Ferdinand has called Cristiano Ronaldo a “living football god” after the Juventus man got a thrilling cap trap against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday,while Atletico Madrid captain, Diego Godin has blamed the club’s forwards, Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann, following his side’s Champions League 3-0 annihilation to Juventus
Ronaldo has netted more goals himself (124) in the Champions League than Atletico Madrid have scored as a team in the competition (118). He has been directly involved in 77 goals in 77 career Champions League knockout appearances (63 goals, 14 assists).