Magnificent Ronaldo

in Sport · 14-03-2019 11:34:00 · 0 Comments
Magnificent Ronaldo

Three weeks ago the first-leg of the Atlético Madrid and Juventus’ Champions League tie was not a good night for Cristiano Ronaldo.

He was insulted and jeered by the Atlético fans as their team recorded a 2-0 victory at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

The 34 year-old superstar wanted revenge in the second-leg and told his close family and friends that Juventus would progress and that he would score a hat-trick.

Scoring three against Jan Oblak in the same match might sound like an impossible task, but CR7 has done it twice before.

He managed it in a 3-0 victory in the final La Liga match to be played at the Estadio Vicente Calderon in 2016/17 and then again later that season in the first-leg of the Champions League semi-final between the sides at the Bernabeu.

On Tuesday night Ronaldo was true to his word as he headed home goals in the twenty-eighth and forty-eighth minutes to square the tie at 2-2.

Juventus were fantastic to a man, causing Atlético all manner of problems.

No small feat, seeing the Spaniards had not conceded a goal in their previous five matches.

Then came the drama. The late, late drama.

With just four minutes of normal time remaining Bernandeschi weaved his way into the box, was hauled down and the referee immediately pointed to the penalty spot.

The look on Simeone’s face told its own story. His side’s dream was, once again, ruined by a certain Portuguese.

This was a night written for Ronaldo. A deep breathe out, his cheeks moving as fast as his manager’s feet on the touchline and he converted as he has done so many times over the years.

Juventus deservedly completed a spectacular comeback with Cristiano Ronaldo, the hat-trick hero, demonstrating why he is still the best player in the world.


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