UCL: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sinks Atlético fires Juventus into last eight

Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sent Atlético Madrid move and fired Juventus into the last eight of the Champions League.

Ronaldo’s hat-trick helped Juventus overturn a two-goal deficit in their Champions League last-16 tie against Atlético Madrid.

“It was always going to be a special night – and it was, not only for the goals, but for the team,” Ronaldo told Juve’s website. “This is the mentality of champions, this is the journey to follow. We enjoyed a magical night.”

Late goals from José Giménez and Diego Godín had earned Atletico a 2-0 first-leg advantage but Ronaldo was able to score 3 in the secong led which saw them win on aggregate 3-2.

“Atlético were a difficult team but we were strong too,” added Ronaldo, who has scored 124 goals in 160 Champions League appearances.

“Now we will think about the league, we want to win against Genoa [on Sunday]. This victory was

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