Mar 13, 2019 at 01:13 PM
Informer: Wegen Fantu, from
(CNN)Cristiano Ronaldo was under no illusions when he signed for Juventus last July.
One of the greatest players of his generation, a five-time Champions League winner, the competition's all-time record goalscorer, Ronaldo's brief was clear: Bring the European crown back to Turin.
On Tuesday night, he accepted the challenge in a way only he could, dragging his side back from the brink and firing it into the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Trailing 2-0 from the the first leg in Madrid, Ronaldo led his side to victory by scoring all three goals in a 3-0 win against Atletico in Turin, including a dramatic 86th-minute penalty.
It was the first time Juventus had come back from a two-goal defeat in the first leg, prompting Ronaldo to tell Sky Italia: "Maybe that's why Juventus signed me. To help it do things that it had never done before. This result is a great push for the future, we're strong and we showed it."
Atletico must be sick of the sight of Ronaldo pushing for the future -- he's now scored a remarkable 25 goals in 33 games against the Spanish side.