Now at Juventus, he was upset when his new team lost the first leg in Madrid. He took it upon himself to gain revenge on Atletico in Turin.
As you can see in a Tweet from Robert Marawa below, Ronaldo even predicted he would score a hat-trick in the second leg.
South African soccer fans, the media and PSL stars all hailed Ronaldo for his magnificent performance, scoring all three goals as Juventus beat Atletico 3-0 and progressed to the Uefa Champions League quarter-finals.
👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 https://t.co/1GxcOllgbp— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) March 12, 2019
This guy is incredible. Simply the perfect example of the ultimate athlete. Believing in yourself, working hard and never be satisfied with your success. Stay grounded and keep setting goals to achieve. This is Ronaldo 🙌— Janine Van Wyk (@Janinevanwyk5) March 12, 2019
What a legend he is. https://t.co/2eV0qinhxy
CR7 🔥🔥🔥— Jeremy Brockie (@JRBrockie) March 12, 2019
Messi's skill & allround contribution is better but Cristiano Ronaldo is the player I'd fear more. In the last 3 years he's cemented his position as the best goalscorer I've seen in the past 3 decades, ahead of Brazil's Ronaldo. That says it all. Juventus got to be UCL favourites— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) March 13, 2019
Is the UEFA Champions League title going to England this year?— Smangaliso Mdluli (@SimangalisoMdl2) March 13, 2019
Ronaldo ... goodnight ... There is nobody better— Matthew Rusike (@Mattyrusike) March 12, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo has equaled Messi's record of most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League 🐐— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) March 12, 2019
Ronaldo - 8
Messi - 8 pic.twitter.com/7BqNonuUyI
Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii CR7 best ever.. FORZA JUVE— Tendai Ndoro (@Tendain07) March 12, 2019
Mr Ronaldo to you😈— Mark Mayambela (@ProfMayambela12) March 12, 2019
King!!!! pic.twitter.com/TkEsS5GQ8P— Lennox Bacela (@lennoxbacela) March 12, 2019