Two time European football champions Juventus edged Atlético Madrid to enter UEFA Champions League quarter finals. Juventus football club outclassed Atlético 3-0 at Juventus Stadium in Turin. It was a remarkable comeback by Juventus F.C. after Atletico Madrid had won first leg 2-0 at Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Juventus advanced to UCL quarter-finals on 3-2 aggregate score. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hattrick to earn Juventus a place in last eight of UCL. Juventus F.C. will aim to grab UEFA Champions League title in 2018-19 edition.
Italian club Juventus attacked on Spanish side Atlético Madrid right from start. Cristiano Ronaldo registered first goal on 27′ to signal JUVE’s intent. Ronaldo equalized aggregate score with his second goal on 49′. Cristiano moved Juventus in lead with a penalty on 86′. Cristiano Ronaldo hattrick sealed victory for Juventus FC with 3-2 aggregate. Juventus made to last 8 of UCL, hitting three goals at Juventus Stadium (Allianz Stadium) in comparison to two goals kicked by Atlético at Wanda Metropolitano.
Cristiano Ronaldo said: “It was meant to be a special night and it was, not just for my goals but for the attitude we showed. That is the sort of mentality you need to win the Champions League. This was why Juventus brought me here. To help do things that they have never done before. We enjoyed a magical night. Atletico were a difficult team but we were strong too. We will see what will happen.”
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri stated: “We weren’t perfect, but we did well to stay focussed. The players have shown great maturity. There was the risk of having a hysterical match, as if everything had to be done in 10 minutes. the comeback was there to be had, and we had 95 minutes to do it. The players played with brilliance and intelligence. [Ronaldo] was good and the rest of the players were also good. The Champions League is a difficult competition and ties are played over two legs, so comebacks can happen if two teams are balanced. No, we aren’t [only] favourites. We are one of the favourites to win the Champions League.”