Ronaldo hat-trick earns Juventus stunning Champions League fightback
March 13, 2019 10:45 am
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 this morning.
The Italian side fought back from a two-goal first-leg defeat.
TV NZ reports, Ronaldo netted from open play in each half and then converted a late penalty as Juventus advanced 3-2 on aggregate, ending Atletico’s hopes of reaching the final.
It was Ronaldo’s eighth hat trick in the competition, moving him level with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo is looking for a fourth straight Champions League title, while Madrid was eliminated without him by Ajax last week.
In another match, Man City hammered Schalke 7-0.