Remarkable Ronaldo Comments Before Atlético Madrid Tie Come To Fruition

Tanya Simon
March 13, 2019

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Despite going into the tie 2-0 down, many were reluctant to write the Italian giants off due to Ronaldo's incredible history in the competition. It was a good outing for Juventus as the match allowed key players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala to rest.

Central defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin scored late to give Atletico the win, after the hosts had a penalty kick taken away and a goal disallowed by VAR. They will have to bring the fight to Atletico in the second leg but, unfortunately, that's precisely Atletico's bag, even without the suspended Diego Costa.

"We know that we are facing a great team".

Simeone has led Atletico to the final twice, and this year they could do it again. However, following a VAR review it was declared that Ronaldo had fouled Jan Oblak in the build-up.

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"Ronaldo played a good match, he is used to this type of match", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

The Portugal global forward's goals took the Bianconeri into the quarterfinals and kept him in the hunt for a sixth Champions League title - a fourth in a row - and he reflected on a "magic" night.

Ronaldo and Juventus join Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Porto and Ajax in the Champions League quarter-final draw. However, three of the last four in this scenario have failed to progress.

He performed his signature "Siii" celebration but it was made extra special by the home fans, who simultaneously screamed along with the Portuguese superstar in a spine-tingling moment.

"We played with the right spirit and our fans were the 12th man tonight".

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