Cristiano Ronaldo may have stolen the headlines after Juventus’ stunning comeback against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, but manager Max Allegri showed he can still cut it as a player.
Trailing 2-0 to Atleti after the first leg, many fans predicted the wily defensive nous of Diego Simeone’s side would ensure the Spanish outfit had enough to qualify for the quarter-finals.
But Ronaldo had other ideas, scoring a hat-trick to prove exactly why Juventus were happy to spend such a big outlay on the 34-year-old in the summer.
And yet it was manager Allegri who produced the best first touch of the night, cushioning an Atleti clearance out of play with a deft backheel towards his own player.
La classe de Allegri… pic.twitter.com/0PimAaLfqn
— Simone Rovera (@SimoneRovera) March 12, 2019
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