MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid’s vaunted center-back pairing finally got the better of Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday www.thetopsoccer.com/national-team-kit/belgium , even providing the goals after holding their long-time rival scoreless for once.In a match where Atletico had more trouble with video review than Ronaldo, the Spanish team kept the Portugal star in check but had to overcome two key VAR decisions to defeat Juventus 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League’s round of 16.Central defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin scored late to give Atletico the win, after the hosts had a penalty kick taken away and a goal disallowed by VAR.Ronaldo, jeered nearly every time he touched the ball, had a quiet performance in his first match in the Spanish capital since leaving Real Madrid last summer. He came close to scoring with a booming shot from a free kick less than 10 minutes into the match, but had few opportunities after that.Heavily marked from the start, Ronaldo wasn’t able to add to his good record against the old rival, which he helped eliminate in four straight seasons in the Champions League while playing for Real Madrid.Atletico had a first-half penalty reversed by VAR after it determined that Diego Costa was fouled outside the area, and the referee also consulted video replays on the pitchside monitor before disallowing a second-half goal by Alvaro Morata for a push on Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.“We hope the VAR keeps improving and helping make things right, but do you really believe that a person who is 1.87-meters tall can fall that way in a game action like the one with Morata?” said Simeone Cheap Brazil Soccer Team Uniform , who celebrated his team’s first goal with an obscene gesture and could face UEFA sanctions.The hosts dominated after an even first half at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, and both Costa and Antoine Griezmann missed clear scoring chances before Gimenez found the net after getting to a loose ball inside the area in the 78th and Godin added to the lead with an angled volley in the 83rd after defenders failed to fully clear a free kick cross by Griezmann. The shot seemed to take a slight deflection off Ronaldo, who was the closest player to Godin but wasn’t able to block the effort.“Luckily we were able to overcome the calls that went against us with the VAR,” Godin said. “It was a great result, scoring twice and not conceding, but we will have to be prepared for the final 90 minutes in Turin.”Ronaldo was loudly booed when his name was announced before the match, and he drew even louder jeers from the Atletico crowd when he prompted the game to be interrupted because he remained on the ground after getting his foot stepped on later in the first half.Ronaldo almost scored when his long-range free kick forced Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak to make a difficult save in the ninth minute. He had another attempt with a deflected shot a few minutes later, but didn’t come close to the Atletico goal again until a late header sailed over the crossbar.“Ronaldo played a good match, he is used to this type of match,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “The entire team had a letdown in the second half. It’s a lesson we need to learn going into the return match.”Ronaldo had not played in Madrid since joining Juventus in a blockbuster transfer at the end of last season. He had played with Real Madrid for nearly a decade www.thetopsoccer.com/national-team-kit/colombia , leading the Spanish powerhouse to four Champions League titles in five seasons, including in the last three.Entering Wednesday’s match, Ronaldo had scored 22 goals in 31 matches against Atletico in all competitions. In the Champions League, he helped Madrid beat Atletico in two finals (2014 and 2016), one quarterfinal (2015) and one semifinal (2017). He had scored four goals in six Champions League games against the city rival.Atletico Madrid is back in the round of 16 after failing to make it out of the group stage last season.Juventus was runner-up in the Champions League in 2015 and 2017. Last year, it was eliminated by Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in the quarterfinals.This year’s Champions League final will be played at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. LONDON (AP) — Sergio Aguero is scoring for fun, and even referee Mike Dean got in on the japes. Only Chelsea had nothing to smile about after a 6-0 humiliation at Manchester City.Scoring a hat trick for a second successive Sunday in the Premier League meant Aguero was owed another match ball.Not that Dean was going to make it easy for Aguero to collect the ball. Certainly not as easy as Chelsea allowed the Argentine to net a competition-equaling 11th treble.Spotting Aguero on the field after the final whistle, Dean tucked the bright yellow ball up the back of his black referee’s jersey. Feigning ignorance about the location of the ball, Dean shrugged his shoulders before retrieving it from under his top for a beaming Aguero.This was a day of misery for Chelsea — the west London club’s heaviest loss in 28 years — but one for both City and Dean to flaunt their flamboyance.When it came to awarding the penalty that allowed Aguero to complete his hat trick — after spotting Cesar Azpilicueta’s foul on Raheem Sterling — Dean pointed exuberantly at the spot while jumping dramatically to end up in a pose with his legs outstretched in a squat.With Raheem Sterling scoring twice and Ilkay Gundogan also netting, Chelsea had nothing to enjoy in this latest embarrassment on the road. As defending champion City reclaimed top spot from Liverpool on goal difference Cheap England Soccer Team Uniform , Chelsea slipped to sixth place, coming on the back of a 2-0 loss at Arsenal and 4-0 collapse at Bournemouth in away games.With Maurizio Sarri hired after Antonio Conte failed to make the top four last season, the prospect of another season out of the Champions League is likely to imperil the job prospects of another Chelsea manager.“My job is always at risk so I am not worried about the club — you have to ask the club,” Sarri said. “Something is changing. At the moment I am not able to see the reason but I have to work for this because my target is to play my football, not to change (to) another football because at the moment we are playing another football.”Silverware could still be collected in two weeks. Standing between Chelsea and the League Cup is City in the final on Feb. 24 at Wembley Stadium.English football’s national stadium remains the temporary home of Tottenham where the north London club beat Leicester 3-1 in Sunday’s other game. It strengthened Tottenham’s hold on third place and left Mauricio Pochettino’s side only five points behind City and Liverpool.City has played a game more than Tottenham and Liverpool, which beat Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday.CITY CHALLENGESince a shock loss at Newcastle, Pep Guardiola’s side has now won three games in eight days.“After Newcastle we spoke to each other and put ourselves in front of a mirror, and accepted the reality,” Guardiola said. “After that we worked, moved forward.”Chelsea was un-picked after only four minutes. Kevin De Bruyne released Bernardo Silva www.thetopsoccer.com/national-team-kit/france , who cut back for Sterling to strike into the net.Before starting on his way to another hat trick, Aguero uncharacteristically missed the target from close range.“I told him not to do it again,” Guardiola said. “But, after, his reaction was a little bit better.”And Aguero went some way to erase memories of the miss — unleashing a powerful shot that flew in from 25 yards (meters) in the 13th minute.“Out of nothing,” Sterling said, “he can put the ball in the top corner and players like this, you have got to cherish.”Aguero was on target again within six minutes. Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley inexplicably headed a clearance back toward danger and Aguero pounced by shooting on the turn.After Antonio Rudiger’s poor clearance, Gundogan slotted in the fourth in the 25th before Aguero netted the penalty that completed his 15th City hat trick in all competitions in the 56th.Sterling’s tap-in after being picked out by Oleksandr Zinchenko in the 80th completed Chelsea’s heaviest loss since Nottingham Forest beat the west London club 7-0 in 1991.SPURS SURGEEven without injured Harry Kane, Tottenham is reeling off victories. It’s now four out of four in the league without the team’s top scorer.But the 3-1 scoreline against Leicester didn’t reflect the nerviness for Tottenham.Davison Sanchez headed in Tottenham’s opener in the 33rd from Christian Eriksen’s corner. But on the hour Cheap Germany Soccer Team Uniform , Leicester was awarded a penalty when defender Jan Vertonghen knocked over James Maddison.Jamie Vardy, having been dropped from the starting lineup, was summoned from the bench only to miss the spot kick with his first touch.Eriksen then doubled Tottenham’s lead inside three minutes. Just as Leicester pressed for an equalizer, Son Heung-min scored a breakaway goal in the first minute of stoppage time.