Atletico Madrid coach Simeone ahead of Juventus showdown: Enough talk!

Atletico Madrid coach Simeone ahead of Juventus showdown: Enough talk!

Cristiano Ronaldo is hoping his dedication and passion for football will help Juventus to revive their Champions League hopes. Juventus enters the game trailing 2-0 and probably needs Ronaldo to continue terrorizing Atletico Madrid in order to advance. This is Cristiano Ronaldo, after all.

Sergio Aguero kicked off proceedings with two goals inside four minutes midway through the first half before Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernado Silva, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus added to the onslaught.

"Anything could happen in the Champions League, a lot will depend on how we start the game", the Spain global said. And while that is a respectable tally by all accounts, it doesn't hold a candle to his extraordinary goal scoring feats of 450 goals in 438 games at Real Madrid.

Ronaldo was never going to miss, sending Oblak the wrong way to ensure Juve marched on at Atletico's expense, Diego Simeone's side going out of the competition after failing to record a shot on target in the second leg.

Juve thought they had scored an early goal when Giorgio Chiellini struck from close range, only for referee Bjorn Kuipers to give a foul for Ronaldo's challenge on goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

Ireland keep Six Nations title hopes alive v France
Wales have won a national record 13 successive tests since losing to Ireland in February previous year in Dublin . It would be no mean feat in the Six Nations, and games can be decided on small margins and decisions.

Atletico have injury worries but Simeone said central defender Diego Godin was fit to play.

"Ronaldo played a good match, he is used to this type of match", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

Can Ronaldo steer Juventus to European glory?

Juve are yet to lose in 27 league games to date this season, and the defeat in Madrid came amid a run of five successive domestic victories. Kean was the star performer for Juventus as he scored 2 goals. Last year, it was eliminated by Ronaldo's Real Madrid in the quarterfinals.

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