The spotlight was on Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday evening to dig deep into his trademark to rescue Juventus from the jaws of elimination in the Champions League and oh boy, he delivered in style!

This has earned him praises from players, coaches and pundits just like he gets anytime he rises up to the BIG occasions, with Lionel Messi also singing his praises, to the shock of many.

Messi was quoted by Marca as saying after the Lyon game: “What Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus did was impressive.

“I thought Atletico Madrid would be tougher. Ronaldo had a magical night with three goals.”

Regarding Friday’s draw for the quarter and semi-finals, Messi added: “All of the opponents are complicated.

“Ajax (who beat Real Madrid in the last 16), for example, showed that they’re an amazing team of youngsters and they don’t fear anyone.


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