Cristiano Ronaldo confident Juventus will overturn Atletico's advantage

Ronaldo’s hat-trick lifts Juve past Atletico sets champions league records

It was his eighth hat-trick in the Champions League, pulling him level with Barcelona's Lionel Messi, and took the Portugal international's tally in his favorite club competition, where he is the all-time leading scorer, to 124.

The 34-year-old's stunning overhead kick for Real in the quarter-finals in Turin last April had dumped Juventus out of the tournament once again.

Atletico Madrid are expected to cruise through to the last eight of the champions league tonight as they take on Juventus in Turin, holding a two-goal advantage from the first leg after an impressive performance in the Spanish capital.

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. The 3-0 win at home gave Juve a 3-2 win on aggregate.

However, Ronaldo had only scored one goal in the competition for Juventus until Tuesday.

Juventus substitute Moise Kean should have completed their comeback, but fired inches wide when through on goal.

We were complacent against United, says PSG's Kimpembe
Solskjaer has so far overseen 17 games as the manager, and has lost just 1 of them (the 2-0 defeat to PSG in the first leg). Their resilience paid off as a late VAR penalty call made their dream come true. "He can make mistakes, like we can".

"We suffered and they rightly move into the quarter-finals".

Pep Guardiola's men sat firmly in the driving seat after a come-from-behind 3-2 success in Gelsenkirchen last month and they were never in danger of letting the lead slip against a passive opponent in this last-16 tie.

"He will have seen how I did it at the Wanda Metropolitano and, like me, was trying to show his character", said Simeone, who was fined 20,000 euros ($22,000) by UEFA for his gesture.

It turns out that Cristiano Ronaldo produced an exact replica of that result against Wolfsburg, as he singlehandedly eliminated Atletico Madrid with Dieter Hecking's golden words ringing true.

The five-time Balloon d'Or victor stole in ahead of Diego Godin at the far post to direct Federico Bernardeschi's cross beyond Oblak with a powerful header for his 122nd UCL goal and 23rd against Atletico. The last goal was scored Ronaldo as he converted his late penalty into a goal. Joao Cancelo put in a cross from the right and although Oblak clawed Ronaldo's header out from under his crossbar, goal-line technology confirmed the ball had crossed the line.

The tie appeared to be drifting towards extra time, but Atletico substitute Angel Correa pushed Bernadeschi inside the area with just six minutes remaining.

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