Cristiano Ronaldo performance vs Atletico Madrid

10 months ago

After being rested in the Udinese win last weekend, many of Juventus' backers have returned in the second leg of the 1/8 Champions League match with Atletico this morning, including the midfielder Miralem Pjanic, Emre Can midfielder and especially striker Cristiano Ronaldo. On the side, Atletico Madrid also had 6 personnel changes compared to the victory against Leganes in La Liga, with the unfortunate absence of striker Diego Costa and Partey midfielder due to suspension.

Entering the match, Juventus is the active team to push up the squad due to losing 0-2 in the first leg. Meanwhile, Atletico as usual still chooses to play very defensive multi-layered. Juventus' wide range of strikes helped them soon get the first dangerous ball from Matuidi's shot in the third minute, but it was blocked on the lime line.

Only a minute later, midfielder Giorgio Chiellini brought the ball into the net after a messy situation. However, the referee cut the whistle when he thought Ronaldo made a mistake on Jan Oblak at the previous ball. This is a decision with a heavy hand and Juventus players require VAR technology but are not accepted by the referee.

Minutes later, Juventus was still the team that completely took the game on the field with the control rate of the ball up to 70%. 26 minutes, the ball seems to have touched defender Atletico in the corner of Juventus corner, but the referee again denied.

However, Juventus fans did not have to wait too long, because, in the following phase, Bernardeschi striker had a precise cross for Ronaldo to enter the penalty area and overpowered the defender Juanfran, hitting his head. into the near corner to make the players into Oblak open the match.

Exciting after the goal, Juventus constantly had the ball to block Atletico, but the definite situations of Bernardeschi or Ronaldo were inaccurate. With Atletico, the first half of the Spanish team had only two deflections from Koke and Alvaro Morata, both to cross the bar without causing a danger to the goal.

Juventus's succession was continued to be imposed by Juventus in the second half. After 48 minutes from Joao Cancelo's precise cross, Ronaldo took over space and shook his head into the far corner. Oblak made an excellent save, but the referee conceded the goal as the ball crossed the line before the visitors' keeper pushed out.

Being 0-2 ahead means that the total after 2 turns is 2-2, both Atletico and Juventus have changes in personnel and play more cautiously. However, Juventus is still the team that holds the match on the field, the control rate of the home team is always over 60%.

Having more balls, Juventus thus created quite good chances but Mandzukic or substitute Moise Kean could not make the most of the efforts with a narrow finish.


When the fans present at Allianz are envisioning the prospect of putting their hands together in extra time, a drama has come. Bernardeschi after losing the second half unexpectedly broke into the penalty area and was pushed by Correa. The referee immediately gave a penalty to the home team.

On 11m penalty kick, Ronaldo did not make any mistake to complete the hat-trick and set a 3-0 victory. With this emotional victory, the Serie A champion popped into the quarterfinals after going upstream to win the final 3-2.

Juventus: Szczesny, Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola Dybala 67 '), Can, Pjanic, Matuidi, Bernardeschi, Mandzukic (Kean 80'), Ronaldo
Atletico: Oblak, Arias (Vitolo 77 '), Gimenez, Godin, Juanfran, Saul, Rodrigo, Koke, Lemar (Correa 57'), Morata, Griezmann