Barca ace Messi reacts to Ronaldo's hat-trick against Atleti

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/03/2019

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi has reacted Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in the reverse fixture at the Allianz Stadium.

The Portuguese forward scored a brilliant hat-trick against Diego Simeone’s team and ensure that Juventus reached the quarterfinals by knocking out Atletico Madrid who had a 2-goal advantage in the first leg and Messi was asked about his rivals' achievement after his own side's win.

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"What Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus did was impressive," he told Marca

"I thought Atletico Madrid would be tougher.

"Ronaldo had a magical night with three goals.”

Messi was on song for the Camp Outfit against Lyon in the 5-1 where he scored a brace and provided two assists for Ousmane Dembele and Gerard Pique.

The draws would be made on Friday and Messi and his teammate will find out who they are paired with in the quarterfinals of the competition.