After singlehandedly sending Juventus to the Champions League quarters, Cristiano Ronaldo has received the ultimate compliment from Barcelona forward Lionel Messi who termed his hat-trick as 'impressive'.
Ronaldo equaled Messi's eight Champions League hat-tricks when he bagged three goals for Juventus on Tuesday night to overturn a two-goal deficit against Atletico Madrid. Messi himself replied with two goals and two assists in the 5-1 demolition of Olympique Lyon.
Speaking to Mundo Deportivo, after the emphatic win over Lyon, Messi spoke on Ronaldo's hat-trick for Juventus, "The thing about Cristiano and Juventus yesterday was impressive, it was a big surprise, Juventus went over Atletico, I hoped they would have more strength. Juventus has a lot of potential and Cristiano had a magical night with his three goals."
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