In a match where Atletico had more trouble with video review than Ronaldo, the Spanish team kept the Portugal star in check but had to overcome two key VAR decisions to defeat Juventus 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League's round of 16.
The fans of the Turin club had yet to see their £99m summer signing produce the sort of displays in Europe that helped Real Madrid to four Champions League titles in five seasons, but that all changed on a thrilling night inside the Juventus Stadium.
No. 7 will need to showcase his A-game in this one; otherwise, he won't be bringing home a Champions League trophy for the fourth consecutive year.
Atletico have injury worries but Simeone said central defender Diego Godin was fit to play.
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And when they lost 4-1 to Ajax in their Champions League last-16 second leg, there was no way back for Solari . And the Daily Mail now report the defender has told Madrid chiefs that he is preparing to leave the capital.
Everybody thought Juventus were down and out.
In the simplest terms, it's absolutely essential for Juventus to score the first goal of the match. Bernardeschi also had several chances to extend Juve's lead, notably with an audacious overhead kick in the 35th minute which flew narrowly over.
He performed his signature "Siii" celebration but it was made extra special by the home fans, who simultaneously screamed along with the Portuguese superstar in a spine-tingling moment. He had another attempt with a deflected shot a few minutes later, but didn't come close to the Atletico goal again until a late header sailed over the crossbar. Oblak appeared to claw his effort off the line before goal-line technology alerted referee Bjorn Kuipers that the goal was good by a matter of inches. Bernardeschi popped up on the left to deliver a wonderful inswinging cross that allowed Ronaldo to overpower Juanfran at the back post and beat Oblak with a downward header.