UCL: Reactions as Ronaldo’s hattrick sends Atletico packing

UCL: Reactions as Ronaldo’s hattrick sends Atletico packing

Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero with a hattrick as Italian champions, Juventus, reached the UCL last eight after a remarkable comeback to beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 on Tuesday in Turin.

With Juve 2-0 down from the first leg, Ronaldo came back to haunt Diego Simeone’s side once again, scoring a brilliant hattrick in their round of the 16 second leg tie for a 3-2 aggregate victory to book their place in the quarterfinals.

Two of Ronaldo’s goals came in the first half through two well directed headers, with the third goal an 86th minute penalty to seal an exceptional performance and win for the Old Lady.

The goals were the Portuguese’s eighth hattrick in the UCL, equally Lionel Messi, with the goals taking his tally against the Spaniards to 25 in 33 matches.

Following that heroic performance against the side from LaLiga, football fans across the world have taken to their social media accounts to react.

Here are some of the best reactions as Ronaldo once again proved why Juventus paid €100m for him, according to this particular fan.

Yes, you guessed it!! Lionel Messi has been dragged into it, as usual.

Then, the Nostradamus-es of our time.

You have to feel for this Real Madrid fan, who may never really forgive Real President, Florentino Perez, for letting Ronaldo leave the club.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the night, Manchester City sealed their quarterfinal place in style, after a 7-0 demolition of German side, Schalke 04 at the Etihad stadium.

A brace from Sergio Aguero and goals from Leroy Sane, who scored against his childhood club, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus completed a comfortable night for the Cityzens who progressed with a 10-2 aggregate win.

The result means that City have now recorded their biggest ever win in Europe, which is also the joint-highest win in the history of the Champions League.

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