Ronaldo the king of UCL!!

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Juventus stunned Atletico Madrid 3-0 to reach the Champions League quarter-finals 3-2 on aggregate.

Trailing 2-0 from the first leg in Madrid, Juventus thought they had halved the deficit within four minutes when Giorgio Chiellini turned the ball in from a corner, but his effort was ruled out by VAR.

But Ronaldo – who had only scored one Champions League goal all season coming into the game – gave them hope when he headed in Federico Bernadeschi’s cross with 27 minutes gone, and pulled Juve level three minutes after the break from another wide delivery.

With extra-time looming, Bernadeschi was nudged over by Angel Correa inside the Atletico box and referee Bjorn Kuipers pointed straight to the spot, from which Ronaldo showed nerves of steel to send Jan Oblak the wrong way and fire Juventus into the quarter-finals.

Juventus had needed to attack their visitors, who had kept five clean sheets in a row coming into the game, to stand any hope of qualifying and went at them straight from the first whistle.

Chiellini had the ball in the back of the net after four minutes when Ronaldo challenged Oblak from a corner, but after a VAR review the referee ruled the ball had been kicked out of the goalkeepers hand and gave a free-kick.

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