Cristiano Ronaldo’s team Manchester United will play against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the Champions League at Wanda Metropolitano. This field is the home ground of Simeone’s team Atletico Madrid. Simeone’s team is in front of Ronaldo again in the Champions League today. For Ronaldo, he still has not won a Champions League title.
Will Ronaldo get some nostalgia back in Madrid today? No matter the match with Atletico Madrid, Ronaldo has no fewer memories in Madrid. He has faced Athletico many times in his 7-year career in Spain. Ronaldo has scored the most goals against Atletico Madrid in Spain after Sevilla. Ronaldo has scored 25 goals in 35 matches against Athletico. 4 of his 48 career hat-tricks are against them.
Atletico Madrid is also involved in the memory of his first Champions League win for Real Madrid. The last goal of the 4-1 victory in the final of the 2014 event came from Ronaldo’s feet. In the first leg of the semifinals of the 2016-17 season, Simeone collapsed. Hattrick won 3-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid and went to Juventus but could not forget his goal love with Simeone’s team. In the 2018-19 season, Atletico beat Juventus 2-0 at their home ground, Wanda Metropolitano. Ronaldo did not play in the match as he was rested. Simeone met Meteo Bunoullas that day after losing to Yuve. Ronaldo’s return leg smashed Simeon’s ego. He returned Simeon’s celebration with a hat trick.
Today, Ronaldo is the opponent in front of Atletico for the new team. CR 7 has been dreaming a lot in the evening of his career in England. Not getting goals in the league regularly. However, the calculation of the Champions League is different. Ronaldo is a different person to play in UEFA Champions League. He alone can crush the opponent. He is also pulling Manchester United alone in this year’s Champions League.
Even today, the England team will be looking for Ronaldo to win. And Ronaldo may have scored another hat-trick. No one in the history of the Champions League has scored three hat-tricks against the same team.