What’s the story?
After masterminding Juventus’ comeback against Atletico Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo boldly declared the I bianconeri signed him for the games like these.
In case you didn’t know…
Juventus qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they overturned a two-goal deficit from the first leg against Atletico Madrid. The 3-0 victory ensured a 3-2 win on aggregate for Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant hat-trick during the game, keeping his team’s dream of winning the Champions League for the first time since 1996 alive.
The Portuguese joined the Italian side from Real Madrid last summer and he has been in a sensational form since then. He scored 19 goals in 29 league games thus far this season and is just one goal behind Fabio Quagliarella in the race for the Serie A Golden Shoe.
He already won the Champions League five times during his career and will be looking forward to winning it for the first time with Juventus this season.
The heart of the matter
Speaking to Sky Italia after the game, Cristiano Ronaldo declared that Juventus signed him for inspiring them for games like these.
“It had to be a really special night and it was.
“If we continue like this, we have not won yet but we have reasons to be proud and we are on the right way.
“That’s why Juve signed me and I tried to do my best job.
He further elaborated:
“It’s a magical night. It was a very difficult team to play but we showed that we were a very big team. We proceed step by step, we will see.
Juventus are currently at the top of the Serie A table and are scheduled to play against Genoa and Empoli in the league next.