The 34-year-old scored two headers either side of half time and a late penalty to clinch a place in Friday’s last- eight draw with a dominant display by the Italian champions in Turin
Diego Simeone’s side were a shadow of the team who had run riot in the first leg in Madrid and crashed out of the tournament they had been hoping to win in their own Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on June 1.
This would be the eighth time that the Portuguese superstar has scored a hat- trick in the competition and mirrors his improbable triple which lifted former club Real Madrid past Wolfsburg in April 2016 with the Spaniards 2 – 0 down after the first leg. The Champions League’s record scorer took his tally in the tournament to 124, with four goals this season.
Recall that Juventus who have not won the Champions League since 1996 and have finished runners – up twice in the past four seasons, are on the quest to achieve this soon