Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo left the Wanda Metropolitano stadium after his team’s 2-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 first leg reminding everyone that he’s captured the European title five times while Atletico have yet to win it.
Ronaldo did not stop to speak to the media but as he departed the mixed zone he turned to reporters and said, showing one of his hands:
“I have five Champions League and Atletico has zero. I have five, Atletico zero.”
🗣 El mensaje de @Cristiano al abandonar el Metropolitano:
➡ “Tengo cinco Champions y el @Atleti cero” pic.twitter.com/Xi8tghOkeu
— GOL (@Gol) 20 February 2019
During the game, Ronaldo responded to boos from the Atletico fans by showing his five fingers on his hand to the crowd. The former Real Madrid star endured a frustrating night — he had seven shots but only one was on target.
“It’s been a difficult night,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram. “But we have to believe until the end.”
Atletico Madrid right-back Juanfran was not offended by Ronaldo’s comments.
“It’s a reality,” the Spaniard told Cadena Cope postmatch. “He has five Champions and we have none. We will work with humility so that we can get one. But this doesn’t take away the great game we’ve played.”