Atletico Madrid defeated Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League round of-16, and Ronaldo angrily mocked his former city rivals.
Atletico Madrid took a 2-0 lead in the round-of-16 tie against Juventus last night. Goals from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin secured the win for the host side.
The Italian champions face a humongous task in the second leg. The side has never overturned a two-goal deficit in the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo was largely ineffective in the game against his former rivals. The Portuguese forward was justifiably not happy with the result, and proceeded to mock Atletico Madrid as he left Wanda Metropolitano.
In the media-zone, Ronaldo refused to speak directly to the journalists and made the ‘Five-Zero’ sign again, implying that he has won five Champions League titles, while Atletico are yet to win one.
Ronaldo was constantly booed and jeered by the Atletico Madrid fans, and he left the media zone with a scowl on his face.
Here’s the video:
📽️ La imagen de @Cristiano al abandonar el Metropolitano
🗣️ “Tengo cinco Champions y el @Atleti cero”
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) February 20, 2019
Ronaldo also made similar gestures during the game when the Atletico fans booed him.
The Portuguese forward has won four Champions League titles with Real Madrid, and one with Manchester United in 2008. Ronaldo is the currently the defending champion of the tournament, having lifted the title with Real Madrid last year.
Juventus are hopeful of Champions League success with Cristiano Ronaldo on their side, but the task looks increasingly difficult now as they await the second leg in Turin.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance:
— Mahima Rathi (@PandaBhai2) February 21, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo with a monstrous performance and it still ain’t enough!… I’m absolutely fuming. gutted. devastated. crushed. disappointed. angered. frustrated. disrespected. bullied. belittled. #UCL #Juve pic.twitter.com/EWmThHbdMf
— Aron Jasper (@9248ladecima) February 21, 2019
How people come here and just make nonsense comments about C Ronaldo baffles me. He was simply Juve’s best player today. He completed more dribbles in this game than Messi did yday Vs Lyon. He created more chances for his teammates than Messi that ballooned chances. pic.twitter.com/U1L1aMIvo4
— Ige Damilola Michael (@IdmCalculus) February 21, 2019
It was a tough, intese and an exhilarating contest. Cristiano Ronaldo conquered Wanda Metropolitano Stadium so many times, but not last night. Godin and Gimenez gifted Juve their first defeat of this season and will head for Turin with a 2-goal advantage. #UCL pic.twitter.com/L35csRjK5T
— Faisal Caesar (@faisalyorker1) February 21, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo’s match vs. Atletico Madrid by numbers:
7 shots on goal
95% pass success rate
7 take-ons completed
2 chances created
One of the few who put in an effort. pic.twitter.com/T0Y5ZLn37W
— InfoCristiano (@InfoCristiano) February 21, 2019
Favorite moment of the night has to be when Ronaldo told the Juve fans in the stadium he’s won 5 ucl titles since they last won pic.twitter.com/F9XcUDBX4U
— Chinocchia (@IcardisSidePart) February 21, 2019
RONALDO HAS THE ENTIRE FOOTBALL TWITTER ON STRINGS! He was the only Juve player that stepped up but he’s still getting criticism. He responded to Hate he was getting by the fans with his fingers, the same thing Jose done but he got called alpha for that but Ronaldois a sore loser
— Fake (@IconicCristiano) February 21, 2019