mirror: Georgina Rodriguez was reduced to tears after watching Cristiano Ronaldo fire Juventus into the Champions League quarter-finals.
The Portuguese star’s girlfriend was pictured on the TV cameras crying tears of joy as Ronaldo helped the hosts recover from a 2-0 first-leg deficit with a stunning hat-trick on their own patch.
Ronaldo crashed home two headers to haul the Serie A side level before keeping his nerve to convert a late penalty to send them into the last eight.
Rodriguez posted a tribute to her man on social media after the game.
He uploaded a picture of a youthful Ronaldo along with the caption: “This 3-0 nobody steals it. You deserve it, not for the 3 goals tonight.
“You deserve it for your dedication, for what you get in the club where you are.
“You are a trailer for your teammates, coach and everyone we admire and support every day.
“Karma exists. God knows, God gives it to you, because the world of soccer is yours. WE LOVE YOU. Cristianito, Mateo, Eva, Alana, Georgina.”
Ronaldo hailed it a “magical night” afterwards.
“It was always going to be special – and it was, not only for the goals, but for the team,” he told Juve’s official website.
“This is the mentality of champions, this is the journey to follow. We enjoyed a magical night.
“Atletico were a difficult team, but we were strong too. We will see what will happen.”
Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci saluted the home fans in Turin and also quickly switched focus to the Serie A game at Genoa.
“It’s a great night for the Juventus family and we responded on the field,” Bonucci said.
“In the first leg we were missing something, but today, we gave everything, and Allianz Stadium was our 12th man in an incredible night.”
Source: Published by mirror