Ronaldo: "That’s Why They Bought Me"

Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus celebrates following his sides victory in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Juventus and Club Atletico de Madrid at Allianz Stadium

"Ronaldo? He's fantastic", Cancelo said.

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.

"That's why Juventus bought me, to help them in games like this".

The top scorer in the Champions League for the last six seasons, he has now scored four in this year's competition.

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

The Italian giants were 2-0 down heading into the second leg of their round of 16 tie against Atletico on Tuesday, leaving them with the hard task of mounting a big comeback.

"It was always going to be a special night and it was - not only for the goals but for the team", he added.

"The lads have shown great maturity", said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri. I wanted to us play like that also in the first leg, but then I changed something and it didn't go the right way.

The win earned Juventus a spot in the quarterfinals, worth at least 16 million euros ($18 million) from UEFA and ticket sales.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus celebrates the victory at the end of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Juventus and Club de Atletico Madrid at Allianz Stadium
Ronaldo scored two headers and a penalty in the 3-2 win in Turin Credit Getty Images

"It was a superb match tonight, with a wonderful public".

A hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo helps Juventus overturn a two-goal aggregate deficit to see off Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The Portugal worldwide was signed by Juve for £100million last summer and a serious tilt at the Champions League was part of the reason that he moved to the club.

Giorgio Chiellini fired home from close range after a goalmouth scramble from a corner, but both the referee and VAR controversially ruled that Ronaldo had kicked the ball out of the hands of goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

Ronaldo did get the second goal three minutes after the break.

Ronaldo opened the scoring with a terrific first-half header and levelled the aggregate score four minutes into the second half.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo said he also hopes to play a role in European champion's Portugal's up coming matches having not played since the beginning of the season. "We didn't have many chances apart from (Alvaro) Morata's header".

But the decisive goal came with four minutes left when Bernardeschi burst into the penalty area from the left and was brought down by Angel Correa. "They were just better than us and we have to congratulate them".

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