Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Simeone's 'big balls' gesture

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Simeone's 'big balls' gesture

It was a simple match for Atletico Madrid as they received a goal through Saul in the 50th minute of the match.

In his place, they have Alvaro Morata, dripping with footballing narrative, ready to score a crucial goal against a former employer in the Champions League once again.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first hat-trick for Juventus to send the club into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday (NZT) as the Italian side fought back from a two-goal first-leg defeat.

The visitors failed to muster a shot on target as they paid the price for an ultra-cautious approach by coach Diego Simeone in the last-16 second leg tie.

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Ronaldo met Joao Cancelo's cross with another powerful header and although Oblak clawed the ball away, goal line technology showed that it had crossed the line by centimetres and the referee signalled a goal. Let us know in the comments section below.

How Cristiano Ronaldo's and Lionel Messi's Champions League records compare
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On the other side of the coin, Atletico Madrid also won their previous match as they beat Leganes at home 1-0. However, following a VAR review it was declared that Ronaldo had fouled Jan Oblak in the build-up.

Ronaldo did get the second goal three minutes after the break.

Ronaldo had not played in Madrid since joining Juventus in a blockbuster transfer at the end of last season.

Juventus have progressed in a Champions League knockout tie having lost the first leg for the first time since 2005-06 v Werder Bremen.

The Ghanaian was booked for a reckless challenge on Juventus Paulo Dybala just on the stroke of half time during the first leg making it his third bookings of the Champions League campaign. It shocked the fans inside Wanda Metropolitano.

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