Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show as Juventus stunned Atletico Madrid with a 3-0 win to proceed into the Champions League Quarter final with a 3-2 aggregate victory. Ronaldo scored a hat-trick on the night and handed the deserved victory to Massimiliano Allegri’s side.
This is the first time since 2005/06 against Werder Bremen that Juventus will progress in a Champions League knockout stage after losing the first leg.
Atletico Madrid became the fourth Champions League side to fail to progress to the next round after 2-0 first leg win.
This is Atletico Madrid’s first time to fail to mount a shot on target since against Marseille in December 2008.
Juventus have reportedly only lost one of their last 10 home knockout stages.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored eight major Champions League hat-trick, the joint-highest with Lionel Messi who also have eight.
Ronaldo has now scored 63 goals and assisted 14 goals in 77 Champions League knockout stages.
Ronaldo has now scored 124 Champions League goals, this is more than what Atletico Madrid have (118 goals).
Chiellini is the fifth player to reach 500 appearances for Juventus.
Manchester City mercilessly thrashed Schalke by 7-0 to secure a 10-2 aggregate victory to move into the Quarter final of the Champions League. Sergio Aguero scored twice while Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus all got on the score sheet.
Pep Guardiola has now qualified for nine Champions League quarter finals of his last 10 season in the competition.
Only once has a team won by a margin higher than 10-2 in the knockout stages of the Champions League and that was Bayern Munich 12-1 victory over Sporting CP in 2008/09.
Leroy Sane has now scored 50 goals in all competitions so far for clubs, 37 for City and 13 for Schalke.
Sterling has scored six goals and assisted other three in his last four starts at the Etihad Stadium in all competitions.
Results in full…
Juventus 3-0 Atletico Madrid
7-0 Schalke 04
Dijon 0-4 Paris Saint-Germain
Matches continue today with the following fixtures…
Barcelona Vs Lyon 9:00pm
Bayern München Vs Liverpool 9:00pm
All time is in GMT+1…
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has taken the blame for his side’s 3-0 loss to Juventus last night, leaving them to crash out of the competition.
Arsenal will have forward Alexandre Lacazette back in their Europa League second-leg fixture against Rennes this Thursday after seeing his red card ban of three games reduced to two.
Manchester United are ready to make a move for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a £40m fee.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to snap up a move for his previous team Celtic’s left back Kieran Tierney.
Chelsea are reportedly drawing both Plan A and Plan B for the summer and both plans are likely to involve selling Eden Hazard.
Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez is ready to take a pay cut to leave the club this summer.
Crystal Palace and Brighton have reportedly identified Newcastle midfielder Mo Diame as their main target. He will be out of contract at his current club at the end of the season.
West Ham star Andy Carroll had suffered another ankle injury and this may amount that he has played his last game for the club.
Manchester United are ready to set aside a huge fee to sign Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho.
Barcelona also offered their midfielder Philippe Coutinho to the Old Trafford side.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to give his defenders a chance and will refuse to sign new defenders in the summer.
Chelsea left-back Emerson has revealed the players are afraid of losing Eden Hazard in the summer.
West Ham are ready to make another move for Celta Vigo star Maxi Gomez after their move was turned down in January.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius is set to stay on loan at Besiktas. Karius could however take legal actions against lack of salaries for the past four months.
According to reports, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema stopped Real Madrid from appointing Jose Mourinho as their new boss.
Bayern Munich are ready to extend forward Robert Lewandowski’s contract and see off interest from Real Madrid.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed everyone wants to sign Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, following Real Madrid president Fiorentino Perez’s comment of him loving to sign both stars.
Manchester United are monitoring the progress of Benfica duo Ruben Dias and Joao Felix.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane reportedly have Liverpool star Sadio Mane as one of his main targets.
That will be all for today, have a wonderful day ahead..