Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League vision with Juventus stunted on Wednesday when Atletico Madrid secured a deserved 2-0 victory from a great initial leg at the Wanda Metropolitano .
Ronaldo came back to the Spanish capital , where he experienced unparalleled achievements in this tournament with Real , but it was their rivals remembering at the final whistle while goals from Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin set Atletico within sight of the quarter-finals .
This was a achievement that Diego Simeone’s side totally earned . Antoine Griezmann had hit the crossbar while VAR twice intervened ,correctly , in Juve’s favour , cancelling a first-half penalty for a foul on Diego Costa and then ruling out an Alvaro Morata header later before Gimenez hit .
“We are not through yet,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “There is another match to play and we know we will have to suffer.”
“Fortunately we didn’t concede a third,” said Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri. “Because 2-0 is a result that can be turned around. We’re not dead yet.”
Juve were rattled together with their failing to rally might cost them dear . Atletico rated once again as Godin rose to head in at the near post , just to turn and find Mario Mandzukic got cleared the ball to his feet . The position was tight but the net was open .