Champions League - Round of 16 - 2nd Leg
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Juventus 3-0 Atletico Madrid (agg: 3-2): Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick overturns two-goal deficit

Cristiano Ronaldo (left)
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 122nd goal in the Champions League in the first half before adding two more after the break

Cristiano Ronaldo once again underlined his worth in Europe's elite competition as his hat-trick overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Atletico Madrid to send Juventus into the Champions League last eight.

The fans of the Turin club had yet to see their £99m summer signing produce the sort of displays in Europe that helped Real Madrid to four Champions League titles in five seasons, but that all changed on a thrilling night inside the Juventus Stadium.

Having brought the tie level with two typical headers, Ronaldo capped off another remarkable performance and entered Juventus folklore when he smashed in the tie-winner from the spot four minutes from time, after Federico Bernardeschi had been fouled in the area.

It was his 124th goal in the Champions League and eighth hat-trick in the competition. The home fans erupted on the final whistle and the players rushed to Ronaldo.

"It was meant to be a special night and it was, not just for my goals but for the attitude we showed," the 34-year-old said.

"That is the sort of mentality you need to win the Champions League.

"This was why Juventus brought me here. To help do things that they have never done before."

Atletico's defeat means they miss out on the chance to play the final at their own Wanda Metropolitano stadium on 1 June.

The draw for the last eight will take place on Friday at 11:00 GMT.

Ronaldo leads outstanding team display

Juventus team
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira posted this team photo after the win

Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri set up his team to play a high line and put pressure on their Spanish opponents from the first whistle, with the onus on full-backs Leonardo Spinazzola and Joao Cancelo to advance forward as often as possible.

The home side thought that tactic had paid off early when captain Giorgio Chiellini poked home in the fourth minute. However, following a VAR review it was declared that Ronaldo had fouled Jan Oblak in the build-up.

There was no need to refer to VAR when Juve next had the ball in the net through Ronaldo's first header past the Slovenian keeper.

It gave the home fans, who were handed 30,000 flags to wave, hope that their side could produce one of the great Champions League fightbacks in recent times.

That became more likely soon after the restart when Ronaldo headed in his second.

It was Cancelo who supplied the cross on this occasion. Oblak appeared to claw his effort off the line before goal-line technology alerted referee Bjorn Kuipers that the goal was good by a matter of inches.

For the winner, former Fiorentina player Bernardeschi was pushed inside the area by his tracker Angel Correa after making a 50-yard run - the Juve crowd held their breath for a second before the Dutch official pointed to the spot.

It was left for Ronaldo to crown a memorable display by himself and his team by firing his spot-kick to the right of Oblak.

Allegri praised his side's measured approach to the task.

"The players have shown great maturity," he said.

"There was the risk of having a hysterical match, as if everything had to be done in 10 minutes."

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Sloppy Atletico pay the price

Antoine Griezmann
Atletico's World Cup-winning forward Antoine Griezmann had one effort on goal

It was perhaps a surprise that Diego Simeone's Atletico were overwhelmed so easily.

Since the start of the 2013-14 campaign, they have kept more clean sheets than any other team in the Champions League (34) but on Tuesday La Liga's second-placed side looked likely to concede whenever Juve flung the ball in from the wings.

It was expected they would concede the lion's share of possession, but on the rare occasions they did have the ball the three-time finalists were both pedestrian and sloppy.

One moment of carelessness led to the opening goal when Alvaro Morata, who started alongside Antoine Griezmann up front, misplaced a header which allowed Emre Can to start the Juve attack.

Morata also had his side's best effort when he headed over from six yards.

Manager Simeone said: "I don't think it was our worst performance, nor did I see a lack of character. They simply played better and we have to congratulate them."

Off-target Atletico - the stats

  • Juventus have progressed in a Champions League knockout tie having lost the first leg for the first time since 2005-06 v Werder Bremen.
  • Atletico are the fourth team in Champions League history to win the first leg of a knockout game at home by a 2-0 scoreline but fail to progress to the next round.
  • Atletico failed to have a shot on target in a Champions League game for the first time since December 2008 v Marseille.
  • Chiellini is the fifth player reach 500 appearances for Juventus in all competitions after Alessandro del Piero, Gianluigi Buffon, Gaetano Scirea and Giuseppe Furino.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Szczesny
  • 23Can
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 20Cavaco Cancelo
  • 14Matuidi
  • 5Pjanic
  • 37SpinazzolaSubstituted forDybalaat 67'minutes
  • 33BernardeschiBooked at 64mins
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 17MandzukicSubstituted forKeanat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Cáceres
  • 10Dybala
  • 18Kean
  • 22Perin
  • 24Rugani
  • 30Bentancur
  • 41Nicolussi Caviglia

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 4AriasSubstituted forMachín Pérezat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 24GiménezBooked at 86mins
  • 2Godín
  • 20Torres BelénBooked at 73mins
  • 6Koke
  • 14Hernández
  • 8Saúl
  • 11LemarSubstituted forCorreaat 57'minutes
  • 7Griezmann
  • 22Morata

Substitutes

  • 1Adán
  • 9N Kalinic
  • 10Correa
  • 15Savic
  • 23Machín Pérez
  • 30Carro
  • 35Montero
Referee:
Björn Kuipers
Attendance:
40,884

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 3, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 3, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Foul by Moise Kean (Juventus).

José Giménez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Ángel Correa.

Booking

Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid).

Goal!

Goal! Juventus 3, Atlético de Madrid 0. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

José Giménez (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Juventus. Federico Bernardeschi draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Moise Kean (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Moise Kean replaces Mario Mandzukic.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Juventus).

Vitolo (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus).

Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Vitolo replaces Santiago Arias.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Juventus).

Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Juventus).

Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodrigo (Atlético de Madrid).

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Paulo Dybala replaces Leonardo Spinazzola.

Booking

Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus).

Santiago Arias (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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