- Cristiano Ronaldo has been praised by Lionel Messi for his brilliant show against Atletico Madrid
- Ronaldo scored three goals on Tuesday night, March 12, which helped Juventus beat Atletico in Turin
- Lionel Messi has now made it clear that he was surprised with how Juventus sent Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo's superb performance against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 has been applauded by Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo was on Tuesday night, March 12, in the best form of his life as he netted a hat-trick that helped Juventus beat Atletico 3-0 and qualified for the quarterfinal of the 2018/19 UCL competition.
Lionel Messi also scored a brace on Wednesday night, March 13, in his side's incredible win over Lyon for Barcelona to reach the last eight of this season's Champions League.
But it was the result of Juventus against Atletico that shocked Lionel Messi as the Argentina international thought the Spanish club would avoid defeat in Italy.
"Cristiano and Juventus were awesome. It was a big surprise because I thought Atletico would be stronger.
"But Juventus overcame them and Cristiano had a magical night with three goals,'' Lionel Messi told Movistar + according to Goal.
Meanwhile, Barcelona and Juventus could meet in the quarterfinal of the 2018/19 Champions League.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo was snubbed by former England manager Fabio Capello who believes Lionel Messi, Pele,and Diego Maradona are the only three football geniuses in the world.
The Portugal international was in superb form on Tuesday night, March 12, as he scored three goals which helped Juventus beat visiting Atletico Madrid in the UCL round of 16 clash.
Ronaldo's incredible show against Atletico Madrid sparked huge debate among football fans on who is better between the ex Real Madrid star and Lionel Messi.
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