Ronaldo hat-trick lifts Juventus into Champions League quarters

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Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid have conceded just once to Italian opposition in seven Champions League matches all-time (five wins, two draws), so a Juventus win by two or more goals would be unprecedented. Atletico Madrid now lead the tie 2-0 after they won the first leg in Madrid.

Tuesday's match may hurt just as much as those losses in Lisbon and Milan with Ronaldo's goals this time denying Atletico the chance of a Champions League final in their home stadium. The home team outplayed the Spanish side in all departments of the game. "Everyone is annoyed, I'm the first one, I feel guilty because I didn't make a difference like I did in the first leg".

Heavily marked from the start, Ronaldo wasn't able to add to his good record against the old rival, which he helped eliminate in four straight seasons in the Champions League while playing for Real Madrid.

The 2015 and 2017 finalists signed the Real Madrid legend in a bid to help them go one step further in Europe and win a trophy they last lifted in 1996.

The Atleti defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin scored a goal each and kept the rearguard tight enough to frustrate Juventus all night long.

"We showed we've got [guts] for the whole game". After Tuesday night, can you really argue with him?

Simeone was charged with improper conduct for that gesture but, having knocked Atletico out with a hat-trick, Ronaldo seemed to copy the move. Real Madrid is out and PSG is out and today Atletico Madrid is out and they say it is going to be a bad season. "They deserved it. Maybe I didn't manage to transmit to my players what we needed". They pushed us back.

The Bianconeri made their intentions known right from the fourth minute as Ronaldo contested for the ball with Jan Oblak which fell kindly to Giorgio Chiellini who earlier flicked a header.

But the decisive goal came with four minutes left when Bernardeschi burst into the penalty area from the left and was brought down by Angel Correa.

He grabbed his second shortly after half-time, in the 49th minute, when another header was ruled to have gone over the line.