Cristiano Ronaldo once again proved why he is one of the best players of all time.
Juventus defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League, thanks to a hat trick by Ronaldo, to proceed to the quarterfinals on a 3-2 aggregate.
With his side down 2-0 after the first leg at Wanda Metropolitano, Ronaldo stepped up for Juventus.
Scoring his 122nd to 124th Champions League goals – the most ever – Ronaldo equalled Lionel Messi with the most hat tricks scored in the Champions League.
Ronaldo’s first goal came in the 27th minute when he scored a powerful header off Federico Bernardeschi’s cross inside the six-yard box.
His second goal at the start of the second half, when another header was saved initially by goalkeeper Jan Oblak, but the ball trickled past the goal line, confirmed by goal-line technology.
Juventus scored one more in the 86th minute when Bernardeschi was pushed to the floor by Atletico Madrid player Correa in the 83rd minute, the referee rewarded a penalty kick.
Ronaldo scored the penalty and completed the hat trick to give his team victory over the Spanish side.
The quarterfinals draw will be made Friday, March 15.