Georgina Rodriguez cries tears of joy after watching boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo complete his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid as Juventus star’s son celebrates victory wildly in the stands
- Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero as Juventus saw off Atletico Madrid on Tuesday
- Former Real Madrid man netted a hat-trick to seal a 3-2 victory on aggregate
- Georgina Rodriguez was pictured crying in the stands after Ronaldo’s penalty
- Star’s son, Cristiano Junior, punched the air with delight at the Allianz Stadium
- Rodriguez later took to Instagram to pay an emotional tribute to her boyfriend
Cristiano Ronaldo brought his own girlfriend to tears after inspiring Juventus to one of the great European comebacks against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.
The Portugal star, who is now on course for his fourth straight Champions League trophy, scored a hat-trick to help Juve overturn a two-goal deficit in the second leg.
Ronaldo netted a header in each half to bring the tie level on aggregate before a late penalty sparked jubilant scenes in Turin – especially among his own family.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez cries tears of joy on Tuesday evening
Rodriguez reacts after watching Ronaldo complete his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid
Ronaldo converted a penalty to send Juventus into the Champions League quarter-finals
Ronaldo’s long-term partner, Georgina Rodriguez, looked stunned after watching the former Real Madrid man slam his spot-kick past Jan Oblak in the 86th minute.
After taking a moment to catch her breath, Rodriguez couldn’t help but let her emotions get the better of her and she cried tears of joy in the stands of the Allianz Stadium.
Ronaldo’s son, Cristiano Junior, was also caught on camera celebrating wildly after seeing his dad complete his hat-trick with a confident spot-kick.
The eight-year-old, who wants to follow in his father’s footsteps, punched the air in delight as Ronaldo was mobbed by his team-mates following the decisive goal.
Ronaldo’s son, Cristiano Junior, punches the air after watching his dad make it 3-0 on the night
The eight-year-old was pictured celebrating wildly after the Portugal star’s decisive penalty
Ronaldo celebrates after helping Juventus complete an incredible comeback against Atletico
After the game, Rodriguez took to Instagram to pay a heartfelt tribute to her boyfriend and his achievements.
The pair have a daughter, Alana Martina, together, and also take care of Cristiano’s twins, daughter Eva and son Mateo.
Alongside a pictured of Ronaldo posing in a football kit as a child, Rodriguez wrote: ‘This 3-0 nobody steals it. You deserve it, not for the three goals tonight.
‘You deserve it for your dedication, for what you get in the club where you are. You are a trailer for your team-mates, coach and everyone we admire and support every day.
‘Karma exists. God knows, God gives it to you, because the world of soccer is yours. WE LOVE YOU. Cristianito, Mateo, Eva, Alana, Georgina.’
Rodriguez posted this picture of Ronaldo as a kid alongside a heartfelt tribute on Instagram
Ronaldo and Rodriguez pose with their kids Cristiano Junior, Alana Martina, Eva and Mateo
Ronaldo’s performance helped Massimiliano Allegri’s men into the Champions League quarter-finals, where they could face his former club Manchester United.
Atletico had been favourites to make it through after winning the first leg 2-0 in Madrid, but they were blown away by Ronaldo and Juve on Tuesday night.
‘It had to be a special night and it was. This is the mentality you need in the Champions League,’ the 34-year-old told Sky Italia.
‘It had to be a special night and it was, not just for the goals, but for the team and their incredible attitude. This is the mentality you need in the Champions League and we are on the right track.’