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Cristiano Ronaldo learns fate about impending UEFA Champions League ban

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The Italian giants trailed 2-0 on aggregate going into the second leg in Turin, but a superb hat-trick from Ronaldo turned the tie on its head and sent Juve through to the quarter-finals.

But while the talent gap between them is nearly imperceptible, their public displays remain unmistakably dissimilar.

In goal is Szczesny, goalkeeper for Juventus, who kept a clean sheet against Atletico and who was rarely troubled throughout the entire game.

"With what happened [Tuesday] with Cristiano and Juventus was really impressive", Messi told FCBarcelona.com.

"Ronaldo was the star during the four Champions League titles in five years".

Lyon coach Bruno Genesio added: "Tonight Messi was in Champions League mode". The Whites have scored just 47 times across the Spanish top flight this season and risk being embarrassed and overtaken by Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, who have 17 and 26 goals respectively, totalling to 43. The 31-year-old has set up 12 goals this season, with Chelsea's Eden Hazard following closely behind with 11 assists to his name.

"We are all psyched up for the Champions League and so is Leo".

Both players have winning the continent's elite tournament again as a priority.

Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Juventus to record a comeback win against Atletico Madrid.

"We don't want to choose one [side] because they're all really tough", Messi said. Liverpool eliminated Bundesliga power Bayern Munich 3-1 to make the final cut.

"It'll be hard no matter who we face".

Coach Ernesto Valverde said at his post-match press conference: "It was an important game for him (Coutinho) as it was for everyone, our club and our team".

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