Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was not gracious in defeat.

By 90Min
February 21, 2019

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was not gracious in defeat following his side's 2-0 humbling by Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday night.

Ronaldo, who was signed by Juve from Real Madrid for £105m to boost their chances of winning the Champions League, has notched 21 goals and 12 assists across competitions for the Old Lady this season, though only one of those goals has come in Europe. 

Returning to the Spanish capital for the first time, Ronaldo once again struggled in front of goal, with a pelted free kick that was palmed over by Jan Oblak and a misplaced header being the 34-year-old's only real chances on the night.

His opponents, however, were not so wasteful, and despite two VAR calls going against them, Los Rojiblancos failed to let up, finally scoring their deserved goals five minutes apart, in the 78th and 83rd through center backs Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin.

After the defeat, Ronaldo was unable to walk away from the night without throwing out a jibe to his rivals, whom he has bested twice on the Champions League final stage. 

When passing reporters in the mixed zone, Ronaldo held five fingers up and said: "five Champions [League titles]. You [Atletico] zero."

On his official Instagram page, he was slightly more reserved in defeat, posting a picture of his teammates lined up before the game alongside the caption: "It was a difficult evening. Now let's believe."

The second leg will be played at the Allianz Stadium on March 12.

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