When asked about his goals, Ronaldo said "that's why Juventus signed me". "It was a big [shock] for me because I thought Atletico was going to be stronger".
And Ronaldo duly obliged with all of three goals they needed to progress to the quarter-final.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, might want to watch what he sends to Evra in future because the former France worldwide clearly doesn't hesitate to share any messages with the public.
Lyon coach Bruno Genesio added: "Tonight Messi was in Champions League mode". He hadn't scored since a Spanish league match in January.
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The five-time Ballon d'Or winners have met five times in the Champions League. They met again in 2011 semifinals, when Messi scored twice to help Barcelona eliminate Real Madrid.
A couple of goals tonight would put him well in contention to win the Golden Boot, although it will be silly to rule out Cristiano Ronaldo, who turns things on in the knockout stages and is now on four goals.
Messi counts Juventus as one of the top candidates standing in his way, but it is not alone.
"We went out to take the game to them from the very start, we moved the ball quickly and we were at our very best", Messi said. Liverpool eliminated Bundesliga power Bayern Munich 3-1 to make the final cut.
"There are big players who can not excel in important matches".
Messi's Barca could potentially face Ronaldo's Juve in the last eight if the two sides are paired together in Friday's draw for the next round, but the Argentine would not be drawn on who they would prefer to face in the quarterfinals.