Lionel Messi has reacted to the magical moment his rival Cristiano Ronaldo had with Juventus against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.
The game which was a UEFA Champions League second leg tie saw Ronaldo erase a 2-0 loss they suffered away at Madrid by scoring a hat-trick in Turin.
The hat-trick sees home equal Messi’s 8 record hat-trick in the UCL.
“Cristiano and Juventus were awesome, it was a big surprise because I thought Atletico would be stronger”, Messi said.
“But Juventus overcame them and Cristiano had a magical night with three goals.”
Messi and his Barcelona side now have till Friday to discover who their next opponent will be in the round of eight.
“All rivals are difficult, we can’t choose,” he said. “We have to wait for the draw and see who will be our rival.
“City, Juventus, Ajax, all are really good. Liverpool have offensive success and they showed at Munich. All of them will be complicated.”