Watch: Max Allegri produces one of the best first touches of the season

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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.


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