With odds stacked against Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo once again proved why he is one of the best players of all-time, Anadolu Agency reports.
Juventus defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League, thanks to an hat-trick by Ronaldo, to advance to the quarter finals on a 3-2 aggregate.
With his side down 2-0 after the first leg at Wanda Metropolitano, Ronaldo stepped up for Juventus.
Scoring his 122 -124 Champions League goals – the most ever -- Ronaldo equaled Lionel Messi with the most hat-tricks scored in the Champions League.
Ronaldo's first goal came in the 27 minute, when he scored a powerful header off Federico Bernardeschi's cross inside the six yard box.
His second goal at the start of the second half, when another header was saved initially by goalkeeper Jan Oblak, but the ball trickled passed the goal line, confirmed by goal-line technology.
Juventus scored one more in the 86 minute, when Bernardeschi was pushed to the floor by Atletico Madrid player Correa in the 83 minute, the referee rewarded a penalty kick.