Wolfsburg, who were knocked out of the Champions League in similar fashion to Atletico Madrid, send them a message of commiseration on social media.
Wolfsburg were knocked out of the Champions League quarterfinals in 2016 when they initially took a 2-0 lead against Real Madrid at home, only to then bow out of the tournament when Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hattrick in the second leg at the Bernabeu.
Similarly, Atletico Madrid carried a 2-0 lead into Turin last night, only to be ousted from the competition by a Ronaldo hattrick as Juventus progressed with a 3-2 aggregate score.
After witnessing that, Wolfsburg’s social media account replied to a journalist tweeting out that it was Ronaldo’s hattrick that eliminated both Wolfsburg and Atletico Madrid in the respective second legs of their match after they both won the first legs 2-0.
The match itself was momentous for a number of reasons. Not only did it feature a remarkable comeback from Juventus led by Cristiano Ronaldo, but it was also the match in which the Portuguese superstar became the first man to reach 125 goals in UEFA competitions and equalled Lionel Messi’s hattrick record in the competition with 8.
Apart from that, the encounter wasn’t without its share of controversy as the attacker mimicked Diego Simeone’s ‘cojones’ celebration once he had scored his team’s third goal to see them through to the next time.