Balotelli: Ronaldo will not be my friend but he is an absolute champion



Mario Balotelli talks about Cristiano Ronaldo after epic Juventus comeback.

It seems as though nobody has quite calmed down after Juventus’ 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday; Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick to send his former rivals, of whom he sank time after time with Real Madrid, out of the Champions League round of 16 – despite Diego Simeone’s side winning the first leg 2-0 in the Spanish capital.

One of the people to comment on Ronaldo’s hat-trick was Mario Balotelli, who never is one to shy away from commenting on things on social media. Posting on his Instagram story, Balotelli said:

“He will not be my friend but he has proven himself once again to be an absolute champion.”

Ronaldo’s hat-trick saved Juventus and puts them into the quarter-finals of the Champions League. A lot of criticism from the press came after the 2-0 first leg defeat, some even calling for Massimiliano Allegri to be dismissed from his role. However, a focused Juventus overcame the Atletico hurdle and await their next test.