Cristiano Ronaldo confident Juventus will overturn Atletico's advantage

Atletico defender Juanfran and Atletico midfielder Saul Niguez fight for the ball against Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus at Wanda Metropolitano stadium

Champions League Round of 16: Overwhelming Support for Juventus to Beat Atletico Madrid

Not if you're Atletico Madrid.

With Atlético packing their defence, Ronaldo made the crucial breakthrough in the 27th minute when he rose to head in Federico Bernardeschi's cross at the far post.

"With all the respect I have for him I don't think its right to talk about Zidane before a match between Atletico and Juventus", said the former Argentina midfielder, who played for Juve's hated rivals Inter Milan during his six-year spell as a player in Italy.

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"The King of the Champions League", one fan wrote on Twitter.

The Spaniards had survived an early scare when Giorgio Chiellini's goal was disallowed after a VAR review.

Despite going into the tie 2-0 down, many were reluctant to write the Italian giants off due to Ronaldo's incredible history in the competition. It resulted in a clumsy clip of the heels by Angel Correa in the Atletico box, a challenge typical of a forward trying to dig in and defend, the outcome never in doubt. But in Turin, in front of a noisy home support, it proved not to be. Bernardeschi also had several chances to extend Juve's lead, notably with an audacious overhead kick in the 35th minute which flew narrowly over.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has a fantastic scoring record in the Premier League, La Liga and now in Serie A. He chooses which league, among the three, he finds most challenging in terms of finding the back of the net.

That miss was punished four minutes after the restart when goal-line technology ruled Oblak failed to keep out another Ronaldo header, Joao Cancelo this time providing the cross.

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Atletico Madrid is back in the round of 16 after failing to make it out of the group stage last season.

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