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Maradona describes Ronaldo as a sorcerer with pure power

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Argentinian football legend, Diego Maradona has described Cristiano Ronaldo as a sorcerer with pure power. This he stated in reaction to the Portuguese’s performance in Juventus game against Atletico Madrid.

The game which was a second leg UEFA Champions League round of sixteen tie saw Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick which helped erase a 2-0 loss they suffered at Madrid.

Describing the magical night experienced in the world of football on Tuesday, Maradona said:

“There are players who have been touched by a magic wand. We Argentines are proud that Lionel Messi is Argentinian.

“The other one is an animal. Ronaldo is pure power, and now he’s also a sorcerer. He said he’d score three goals and he scored three goals.”

Ronaldo netted his eighth Champions League hat-trick to draw level with Messi.

The goals on the night also extended his record tally to 124 goals in 160 matches. The Portuguese has scored 63 times in the knockout stages.

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Mourinho describes Cristiano Ronaldo using two words

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Jose Mourinho has described Cristiano Ronaldo with two words in reaction to his compatriot’s hat-trick for Juventus against Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen tie.

The goals from Ronaldo ensured Juventus booked a place in the round of eight by erasing the 2-0 loss they suffered at Madrid. Juventus will now face Ajax in the round of eight.

“Let me tell you that I’m not unhappy at all because, in the end, I’m the only one who won in Turin for the whole season,” Mourinho told RT.

“When you have in the box or around the box that special killer like Ronaldo, anything could happen.

“In Italy they use this word trascinatore, it’s the guy that brings everything with him more than the leader, the guy who brings everybody with him”, Mourinho concluded.

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See 2018/19 UEFA Champions League quarter finals draw (Full list)

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Checkout the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League quarter finals draw on this page, as Barcelona and Manchester United are set to light up this stage of the competition.

In a competition rife with shocks so far, 79 teams have been whittled down to eight and, for the first time since 2013, the reigning champions are not among them.

Real Madrid were stunned by a sumptuous Ajax fightback, kicking off a string of upsets which also saw Manchester United eliminating Paris Saint-Germain, Porto knocking out Roma and Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo wiping out Atletico Madrid.

Tottenham held off Borussia Dortmund to reach the last eight for the first time in eight years, Liverpool brushed aside Bayern in Munich, Barcelona made quick work of Lyon and Manchester City put 10 past Schalke over two legs.

IN FULL: Champions League quarter-final draw

* Ajax vs Juventus

* Liverpool vs Porto

* Tottenham vs Manchester City

* Barcelona vs Manchester United

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Evra shares WhatsApp chat he had with Ronaldo before he scored a hat-trick

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Patrice Eva has shared the Whatsapo chat he had with Cristiano Ronaldo before the Juventus and Atletico Madrid game which saw the Portuguese net a hat-trick.

The game which was a second leg UEFA Champions League round of sixteen tie saw Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick which helped erase a 2-0 loss they suffered at Madrid.

Reacting to the victory, Evra who once played with Ronaldo at Manchester United shared a WhatsApp chat which showed how confident Ronaldo was before the game which many thought would be impossible for Juventus to overcome.

He wrote:

Behind the scenes… these are messages between me and @cristiano 5 days before the massive comeback!!! This just shows you the confidence, the anger, the determination from the best player in the world  we should thank cricri mummy and daddy and of course god for giving to us that nice man and unbelievable player. Every big occasion with big pressure my brother always proves he is the man !!! Soo please don’t be jealous I just wanna share and if you don’t agree I can’t do anything for you …enjoy your life but you have to recognise he is simply the best of the best and don’t try to tap the screen for his number

 

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