Bernardeschi partners Ronaldo ahead of Dybala for Atletico

Bernardeschi partners Ronaldo ahead of Dybala for Atletico

Bernardeschi partners Ronaldo ahead of Dybala for Atletico

But once again, the five-time Ballon d'Or victor rose to the occasion and dragged the Serie A champions into the quarter-final of Europe's elite club competition.

The ball was worked to Joao Cancelo, who crossed into the penalty area for Ronaldo, whose powerful header was pushed out by Oblak but not before it had crossed over the line.

The Spanish team had won the first leg 2-0 in Spain.

That more than half of those goals, 63, have come in the knockout stages demonstrates why Ronaldo has become the very embodiment of a big-game player.

"Compare to that to Real Madrid with 13 or Barcelona, Liverpool, Juventus, they have how many - six, seven, eight?"

"It was a clear result. I'm just thinking about the 11 games that we have left", said the 46-year-old at his official unveiling.

The Portuguese produced his latest masterclass in Europe's elite competition to bring the Italian side back from the brink of a last-16 exit against Atletico Madrid and book their place in the quarter-finals.

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Schalke's players were barracked by their own fans at the end of a miserable night for Domenico Tedesco's side who face a fight to preserve their Bundesliga status. He played with pace, with attitude, and leaped high into the air to power an incredible header into the net to score the first of the night in the 27th minute of Tuesday's match.

"You can imagine how I'm feeling".

"We didn't manage to counter their performance".

Ronaldo headed Juventus ahead from Federico Bernardeschi's brilliant cross, stoking up the rowdy Juventus Stadium further still as the Italians smelled a comeback.

Sane continued to torment his former employers as the second half wore on, teeing up Silva to drive in a fifth in the 71st minute and then playing in teenage substitute Foden to round Fahrmann.

Boos rang out as VAR was yet again employed to ensure Sterling had been onside when the ball was played across.

The City boss has been an advocate of the Video Assistant Referee system but after the first four goals all went for a review, Guardiola admitted it needs to get faster.

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