It wasn't the happiest of returns for Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid, with the Atletico handing Juventus a 2-0 defeat in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. The Portuguese has many fond memories of the Vicente Calderón Stadium, having guided Real Madrid to numerous triumphs over their city rivals during his time in Spain. This time, however, things were different for the superstar forward who had to remind Atleti fans that he has 5 UCL titles.

Ronaldo was being considered as the key for Juventus to unlock the resolute Atletico defence which is touted as one of the best in the world, both because of the quality at the back and the sheer philosophy of the coach Diego Simeone. Ronaldo, however, failed to leave his mark on the game, having been effectively marshalled by the Atletico defence throughout the game.

After seeing the game ending in a bitter defeat for Juventus, Ronaldo said, "I have five Champions Leagues, you [Atletico] have none." Even on the pitch earlier, the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner showed five fingers towards Atletico fans, reminding them of the number of UCL winners' medal he has won in his career.

Earlier during Manchester United's visit to Juventus in the group stage of the Champions League, the Jose Mourinho had shown Juve fans three fingers, signalling at the treble he won with Inter Milan in Italy in the 2009-10 season. While Mourinho was criticised for living in the past for his gesture, Ronaldo – a fellow Portuguese – did exactly the same.

There's no doubting that Ronaldo is one of the greatest players in the history of football. He also leads the current goalscoring charts ahead of arch-rival Lionel Messi in the Champions League, having netted 121 times.

While Juventus would hope of producing a comeback in Turin in the return leg, considering the way Simeone sets up his Atletico team, it wouldn't be the easiest of jobs in the world. Speaking after the match, Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri admitted that there's a need to believe that the deficit can be overturned in the return leg, which takes place after a period of three weeks.

"Now there is a disappointment, but we must believe that we can overturn it,” said the Italian. “It will not be easy, it will take a great game, in which we will have to be good at moving the game more. Remaining orderly, which we did not do tonight, even after suffering the second goal, which in fact left us risking more. However, the 2-0 can be overturned, it is useless to cry on it.”