Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning hat trick for Juventus to send the club into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday as the Italian side fought back from a two-goal first-leg defeat.
Two late goal had earned Atlético their first-leg advantage but Juve, runaway leaders in Serie A after going 27 games unbeaten and 18 points clear of Napoli, dominated early possession. Blaise Matuidi and Federico Bernardeschi had shots blocked before Antoine Griezmann’s shot troubled the Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, but Alvaro Morata was flagged offside.
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The Portuguese star netted a first-half header to halve his side’s deficit, before levelling the tie with another header in the second half and then scoring an 86th-minute penalty to complete the comeback.