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Can Ronaldo Fulfill His Mission? - as He Became the Canon That Shattered the Stone Wall of Atletico Madrid
Image source It was the continuation of the champions league round of 16 matchday action as Juventus hosted Atletico Madrid in the second leg round of 16 showdown. It was an epic night in Turin as Juventus who were on the brink on exit due to their 2 nil deficit in the first leg of this fixture, turned the table around as Ronaldo became the canon their shattered the stone wall of Atletico Madrid in Turin. It was a memorable night for the home supporters and a night to forget for the away fans. For Juventus, all they needed to do was to score over 2 goals at home which they did effectively. For Atletico Madrid, they only needed to hold on to their 2 nil first-leg advantage, but Juventus weapon proved too powerful. The major talking points prior to the game were if Juventus could achieve their aim of signing Ronaldo and whether they could turn the table around at home. As it stands at the moment, they have succeeded in turning the table around and have crossed the first hurdle and will be looking forward to the next. Talking about their success in overturning a 2 nil deficit against Atletico Madrid, let’s quickly take a look at what happened in the game… Brief Post-Match Analyses It was a great atmosphere in Turin, with fans excited for the showdown. Juventus setup in a 3-4-1-2 formation, while Atletico Madrid setup in a 4-4-2 formation. The radar was on Juventus and Ronaldo for this game as they were seriously on the hot seat of exit, going into the game with a 2 nil deficit but eventually turned the table around and are through to the quarterfinals. The game began with high intensity from Juventus very early in the first half and should have gotten the lead very early on but the goal was disallowed. Both teams had their moments, but it was Juventus who got the all-important first goal, before moving on to score 2 more to ensure that they go through to the next round. Ronaldo was the scorer of the crucial first goal in the 27th minute, a goal that gave Juventus the belief that they could get the job done. A fantastic cross by Bernardeschi onto the path of Ronaldo who put in a clever header to beat the goalkeeper. Ronaldo added the second goal which was awarded due to the aid of the goal-line technology, to draw the tie level on aggregate. Another very good cross from the right-hand side to find the head of Ronaldo who put in a powerful header to luckily beat the goalkeeper. 2 nil was the score and 2-2 on aggregates… It’s now game on Ronaldo completed his hat trick for the night to cap his superb performance as usual in the champions league. A fantastic penalty by him to seal the victory and help take the team through to the quarterfinals. It was a great comeback by the Old Ladies and to send a message to all the available teams that they mean business and are aiming for the ultimate prize. Can Ronaldo Fulfil The Mission Why He Was Signed? For me, I think it will be a very difficult task for Ronaldo and Juventus to go all the way to win the champions league this season. Nevertheless, it is still possible for them to win it and they of course, have what it takes and the firepower to go all the win it. Whether they will achieve their target is still a probability, only time will tell. And that is a wrap… Do you think Ronaldo can fulfill his mission in a Juventus shirt? I would love to read your own opinions… Enjoy your day.