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SportRonaldo: This is why Juve signed me

04:25  13 march  2019
04:25  13 march  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick this evening to send Juventus into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League at the expense of Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid; who had won the first leg 2-0 in Madrid and looked to "Maybe that 's why Juve signed me , to help them. It was a magical evening.

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Cristiano Ronaldo suggested Juventus brought him to the club "to help do things they have never done before" after his hat-trick heroics sent them to the Champions League last eight.

Ronaldo's treble brought Juventus back from a 2-0 aggregate deficit against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night in Turin, going through 3-2 on aggregate.

Ronaldo: This is why Juve signed me © getty Cristiano Ronaldo suggested Juventus brought him to the club "to help do things they have never done before" after his hat-trick heroics sent them to the Champions League last eight. Five-time Champions League winner Ronaldo has scored eight hat-tricks in the competition, the joint-most in the competition alongside Lionel Messi, and the Portuguese forward suggested his big-game impact is why Juventus brought him to the club from Real Madrid in the summer, with the Italians looking for a first European Cup crown since 1996.

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Ronaldo is signing a four-year contract with an annual salary of around €30m. In Italy clubs have to pay the same amount in tax, which takes the total cost of the transfer to €340m (€100m transfer fee plus €240m in salary and Photograph: Paul White/AP. Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback.

Ronaldo , a former Real Madrid player, has a long history of rivalry with Atletico, having scored multiple hat-tricks against the side during his days at the Bernabeu. His former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand, now a pundit on BT Sport, simply hailed him as a "living football god."

"This was why Juventus brought me here, to help do things that they have never done before," said Ronaldo, now 34. "This is the mentality you need to win in the Champions League.

Ronaldo: This is why Juve signed me © Getty Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates during Juventus' fine comeback against Atletico Madrid "I just do my work and I'm very happy tonight, it was a magical night. Atletico are always difficult to face, but we are also strong and we proved it.

"We wanted a special night and it was just that - not only for my goals, but for the entire team. This is the right mentality to play in the Champions League, so we must be proud."

After a 2-0 first-leg defeat, many had written Juventus off again in the competition, and defender Leonardo Bonucci said he felt "sorry" for those who were prepared to celebrate another Juventus exit in the Champions League.

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"We signed Cristiano Ronaldo because he is decisive and scores big goals," he told RAI after Juve 's victory over the Rossoneri. Following his goal against Milan, Ronaldo has now taken his tally for the season to 16 goals in 26 games across all competitions for Juve .

' Ronaldo Effect'. Juve 's share price has jumped nearly 25 per cent in the past week as rumors Even then, this is based upon the assumption that Ronaldo remains fit and experiences no significant " Ronaldo 's signing could be a bonanza for Juventus. Equally though, it could be a curse: the club

Ronaldo: This is why Juve signed me © Getty Juventus will discover their last eight opponents on Friday "It is a great night for all the Juve people. Many were ready to celebrate our defeat, I'm sorry for them," he said. "Juve always responds on the pitch. We played with the right spirit and our fans were the 12th man tonight."

Juventus will discover their last eight opponents during Friday's draw in Nyon.

Ronaldo's big-match stats

Ronaldo has been directly involved in 77 goals in 77 Champions League knockout appearances (63 goals, 14 assists).

Ronaldo: This is why Juve signed me © Getty Ronaldo suggested Juventus brought him to the club for moments like this Ronaldo has scored 124 goals in the Champions League, more than Atletico Madrid have netted in the competition (118).

Ronaldo has scored 25 goals in 33 career appearances against Atlético Madrid; only against Sevilla (27) has he scored more.

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