Cristiano Ronaldo rose to the occasion once again on Tuesday night.
Juventus trailed Atletico by two goals going into their Champions League last 16 second leg at the Allianz Stadium.
They desperately needed their star man to produce his best in Turin.
And he managed to deliver as he produced his best game in a Juventus shirt.
Ronaldo has built a reputation for being a big game player.
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And he showed why he has been given that tag once again by producing one of his best ever games on Tuesday night.
He was unplayable for large periods of the match as he scored a hat-trick.
The 34-year-old opened the scoring after 27 minutes as he rose above Juanfran to head home.
Ronaldo scored his second just after half-time, before completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot with four minutes to go.
And his highlights against Atletico prove that is indeed the case.
What an astonishing performance.
Ronaldo has proven time and time again he produces his best when he needs to most.
He could well go down as the best player of all time when it comes to playing under pressure.
The Portuguese superstar claimed that his performance showed why Juventus brought him from Real Madrid in the summer.
"This was why Juventus brought me here, to help do things that they have never done before," said Ronaldo, per Sky Sports.
"This is the mentality you need to win in the Champions League.
"I just do my work and I'm very happy tonight, it was a magical night. Atletico are always difficult to face, but we are also strong and we proved it.
"We wanted a special night and it was just that - not only for my goals, but for the entire team. This is the right mentality to play in the Champions League, so we must be proud."
Blaise Matuidi claimed that Ronaldo was the best in the world following the game.
“It was an extraordinary performance from everyone, a really special night,” Matuidi told Sky Sport Italia, per Football Italia.
“We are happy to have qualified for the quarter-finals, but we’ve got to keep this going and do even better. Just three weeks ago, everyone assumed we were out, so let’s go slowly before talking about the Final.
“I do think we always need to play the way we did tonight. I am very happy here, as we have many quality players, a very strong team and Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the best in the world.
“He made the difference at Real Madrid last season and this time he’s with us, so that is why we believe even more.”News Now - Sport News