Patrice Evra shares pre-match text messages from Cristiano Ronaldo

Philippe Coutinho You never know what the future holds

Philippe Coutinho You never know what the future holds

But Ronaldo's decisions have always been motivated by football, and he instead opted to sign with Italian giants Juventus.

Ronaldo scored his eighth Champions League hat-trick against Atletico and even prompted some praise from his perennial Ballon d'Or rival, Lionel Messi.

"Cristiano and Juventus were awesome".

"I thought Atletico Madrid would be tougher".

Fabio Capello rates Lionel Messi as one of the three best players in history but does not include Cristiano Ronaldo in his final shortlist.

Barca will hope he recovers quickly and is available for the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal which will be played on either Apr. 9 or Apr. 10. Ronaldo is pure power and is now also a sorcerer: "he said that he'd score three goals and he scored three goals".

The Brazil worldwide brushed off talk of a summer exit for now and said his focus is on Sunday's game against Real Betis as Barca continue to compete on three fronts.

Messi worked a bit of his usual magic as well.

Coutinho was a huge success at Liverpool
Coutinho was a huge success at Liverpool

He then got some help from a team-mate after the intermission when a chip shot by the Argentine superstar went over the keeper's head before being cleared away on the goal line by defender Fernando Marcal.

However, it was Barcelona that seized the initiative as they took a two-goal lead inside the first half thanks to goals from Phillippe Coutinho and Messi from the penalty spot.

It was also his 124th goal in the Champions League, more than Atletico Madrid have netted in the competition (118).

The quarterfinal draw is on Friday.

Lyon goalscorer Tousart had little complaint about the final result and said his side were powerless to deal with Messi.

Aside from Ajax going up against Juventus, Liverpool face Porto, Tottenham Hotspur battle Manchester City and Manchester United clash with Barcelona in the remaining quarter-final matches.

The tie will also feature the return of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to the Nou Camp, the scene of his famous victor against Bayern Munich in 1999.

"We'll have to see who we are drawn with and prepare for what is to come, which will be the hardest part yet".

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