Juventus shares soar after Champions League win against Atletico

Juventus shares soar after Champions League win against Atletico

Just look at Real Madrid, which had won the last three Champions League titles with Ronaldo but couldn't even reach the quarterfinals this year without him.

"A Legend continues", headlined the daily "A Bola" in Ronaldo's native Portugal with the Italian press hailing the performance as "Monstrous", "Fabulous", "Martians".

Juventus should have moved ahead on aggregate with eight minutes remaining through substitute Moise Kean, but the youngster dragged a volley wide of the far post from 10 yards out after being played through on goal.

"This is why Juventus bought me, to help them in games like this", said the 34-year-old.

And five-time Ballon d'Or victor, Ronaldo, pulled out a spectacular performance as he spearheaded the attack along with Federico Bernardeschi and Mario Mandzukic.

"This is the mentality you need to win in the Champions League".

Ronaldo hasn't had the easiest time off the field after being accused of rape in the United States, but his influence on the field can not be overestimated.

Ronaldo scored the match's opening goal with a strike in the 27th minute and equalized the aggregate score in the 49th minute.

Clearly the five-time Champions League victor - four times with Real Madrid and once with Manchester United - had not come to Turin to be eliminated in the last 16.

No matter the circumstances and no matter the players, Simeone's teams will always have a defensive-minded footprint.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski has scored eight this season. "He said he'd score three goals and he scored three goals". "Juventus played very well, we have to congratulate them".

Ronaldo completed his treble with a late penalty, and the result keeps Juve on course for a Serie A and European double in what could reportedly be Massimiliano Allegri's last season in charge of the club. "Cristiano has given us that little bit extra".

"It's too early to talk about the final, let's take it one step at a time".

"This was why Juventus brought me here", he added. "We have to put our heads down and try to understand how we can improve for the future".

The Portuguese notched a hat-trick to lift his club and shutdown his former rivals of Atlético Madrid.

On the Milan stock exchange, Juventus shares soared by 23% on Wednesday after the victory.

The ball was worked to Joao Cancelo, who crossed into the penalty area for Ronaldo, whose powerful header was pushed out by Oblak but not before it had crossed over the line. He did well and the lads all contributed, including the fans providing a marvellous backdrop for the match.

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