‘Bro I’m counting on you for the Champions League return!!!’ Said Evra in a WhatsApp message. ‘I never doubted about you!! And peoples [sic] kill me every time you lose or Juventus.’
Ronaldo replied: ‘I know. We gonna pass bro. Home we smash them.’
‘Exactly!!!!!!!! Viva Ronaldo,’ Evra shot back enthusiastically.
Ronaldo then laughed and sent a thumbs up emoji before sending a quick selfie to prove that he is, in fact, Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘My bro, feel the confidence #prayforathletico,’ concluded Evra, along with a plethora of encouraging emojis.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrice Evra were team-mates at Manchester United, and Evra also played for Juventus during his career, although the pair never linked up on the pitch in Turin.
Atletico would’ve been fairly confident going into the second leg of their round of 16 match against Juventus, but Cristiano Ronaldo almost single-handedly turned the tie on its head.
The Portuguese scored a hat-trick, with a goal in the first half followed up by two in the second, sending Juventus through to the quarter-finals.
He was so impressive that even rival Lionel Messi piped up with praise after the match, saying ‘I thought that what happened with Cristiano and Juventus was incredible.
I thought maybe Atletico would be stronger, but Juventus overwhelmed them and Cristiano had a magical night with the three goals.