‘Juventus were superior on every level’: Antoine Griezmann left to rue bad night after Atletico Madrid crash out of Champions League
- Atletico paid the price for an ultra-cautious approach with a 2-0 first-leg lead
- Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick in a 3-0 victory for Juventus on Tuesday
- Atletico forward Griezmann admitted ‘Juventus were superior on every level’
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann admitted ‘Juventus were superior on every level’ after their 3-0 defeat.
Shell-shocked Atletico failed to muster a shot on target as they paid the price for an ultra-cautious approach by defensive-minded coach Diego Simeone in the last-16 second leg tie.
Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick against his favourite opponents as the Italians overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit and reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night.
Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Juventus to a comeback win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann admitted ‘Juventus were superior on every level’
‘We didn’t play the game we wanted to, it was a bad night and we made it easier for Juventus,’ Griezmann told Sky Sport Italia.
‘We are all disappointed, as we just didn’t play. I’m the first to say I didn’t do enough, our tempo was wrong and Juventus were superior on every level.
‘Considering we won the first leg 2-0, we can’t say much. I don’t know what happened, it reminded me a little of the Bayern Munich game, but that time we were able to make some adjustments.
‘Tonight, Juve were superior on all levels.’
Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to send Juve into the Champions League quarter-finals
He scored two headers either side of half-time before thumping home a late penalty