Juventus pulled off a remarkable comeback in the Champions League on Tuesday, winning 3-0 at home against Atletico Madrid to overcome a 0-2 deficit and progress to the quarter-finals.
Juventus star man Cristiano Ronaldo was so confident of winning the game he was texting former team-mate Patrice Evra five days before, which Evra shared on Instagram.
‘Home we smash them,’ wrote Ronaldo to his old pal, and that’s exactly what they did in front of their fans.
‘Bro I’m counting on you for the Champions League return!!!’ Said Evra in a WhatsApp message. ‘I never doubted about you!! And peoples [sic] kill me every time you lose or Juventus.’
Ronaldo replied: ‘I know. We gonna pass bro. Home we smash them.’
‘Exactly!!!!!!!! Viva Ronaldo,’ Evra shot back enthusiastically.
Ronaldo then laughed and sent a thumbs up emoji before sending a quick selfie to prove that he is, in fact, Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘My bro, feel the confidence #prayforathletico,’ concluded Evra, along with a plethora of encouraging emojis.
Atletico would’ve been fairly confident going into the second leg of their round of 16 match against Juventus, but Cristiano Ronaldo almost single-handedly turned the tie on its head.
The Portuguese scored a hat-trick, with a goal in the first half followed up by two in the second, sending Juventus through to the quarter-finals.
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