Ronaldo hits back at boo-boys

21 February 2019 04:26:56 EST

Cristiano Ronaldo insists Juventus can still reach the last eight of the Champions League despite Wednesday's 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid.

The Serie A leaders are 7/2 to progress to the quarter-finals despite the disappointing loss to Diego Simeone's team in the first leg of the last-16 clash at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Former Real Madrid star Ronaldo was booed throughout the match by the home fans who were able to cheer two late goals from Uruguayan defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin.

However, Ronaldo said after the game: "I won five Champions Leagues and these guys zero."

The Portugal international won the Champions League four times with Real and once with Manchester United while Atletico have reached three finals but lost them all.

They were beaten by Real Madrid in the 2014 and 2016 finals.

Meanwhile, Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri remains upbeat about his side's chances of getting the better of Atletico in Turin.

He said: "The second half was ugly, as we made the mistake of going after them. Atleti are very good at letting a game go by without a shot on goal.

"Now we have the chance to turn this around. We must have faith, we'll have some players back and there's no point crying over spilt milk.

"We knew it was going to be tough, that Atletico Madrid force you to play badly, with a slow tempo. We moved the ball quicker in the first half, but not in the second. We got the approach wrong in the second half. It's that simple."

The second leg is scheduled to be played on 12th March and Juventus can be backed at 12/1 to win it 3-0 and at 12121/1 to win the Champions League outright.

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