Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has claimed Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo put in an 'incredible' performance, during the side's 3-0 (3-2 agg.) Champions League win over Atlético Madrid on Tuesday.
The Portuguese sensation helped his side wrestle back the tie after losing the first leg 2-0 in Madrid, and he scored a stunning hat-trick to ensure his side progressed to the quarter-finals. The former Real Madrid man has been in typically potent form since joining Juve last summer, and has netted 24 goals in 36 matches for the Serie A giants.
Discussing Ronaldo's tie-changing performance against Los Colchoneros, via the Daily Mail, Messi said: "
On the domestic front, both side's look likely to clinch their respective league titles this season; Juventus are 18 points clear and unbeaten in the Italian top tier, while Barcelona have a slightly more modest seven point lead in La Liga, with Atléti looking to close the gap on Ernesto Valverde's side in the coming weeks.
In other news, Messi helped his side storm past Lyon into the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday evening, as he bagged two goals and two assists against the Ligue 1 side. The Argentine ace was is mesmeric form, and opened the scoring with an audacious, '