Ronaldo: “This is the Reason Juventus Wanted Me”

Cristiano Ronaldo became a hero when Juventus beat Atletico Madrid. Because of that performance, the Bianconeri were willing to make up for it at an expensive price.In the second leg of the last 16 of the Champions League at Juventus Stadium on Wednesday, the Old Lady managed to make a special comeback after losing 0-2 at Wanda Metropolitano. They won 3-0 with a Ronaldo hat-trick.

His first goal was scored in the 27th minute through a hard header after he surpassed Juanfran in the fight for a cross. Then on the second goal also through a header which took place four minutes after the second half began. The header was actually saved by Jan Oblak, but had already crossed the goal line.

The decisive goal as well as the CR7 hat-trick occurred four minutes before dispersal through the white point. Not only big impact through three goals, the statistics of the former Real Madrid player is also superior. According to Squawka data, Ronaldo was able to make 67 touches, of which seven occurred in the opponent’s penalty box. Five times past the opponent, five shots of which three were goals, three were broken, and 86 percent were successful passes. Ronaldo also saved Juventus at the crucial moment and that is why Juventus was willing to make up for the price of 100 million euros last summer. The price is relatively expensive for players who have turned 34 years old. It seems like a good deal for Juventus with the performance Ronaldo displayed so far. Though there are few doubts about his aging performance, it seems they are wrong. Ronaldo again proven he is one of the best candidate for world football best player this year.

“It’s supposed to be a special night and it’s like that. Not only because of goals, but because of the team’s extraordinary attitude. This is the mentality you need in the Champions League and we are on the right track,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia. “This is the reason Juventus bought me, to help on an extraordinary night like now. Atletico Madrid is a very, very strong opponent. But we are also strong and prove worthy to go. Too fast to talk about the finals, let’s look at the game one by one,” he added.

It is interesting to see how can Ronaldo make great impact in the next round of Champions League this season. Will Ronaldo be able to lift the trophy?


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