Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ronaldo Receives Straight Red Card On His Champions League Debut For Juve

Former Real Madrid’s hit man, Cristiano Ronaldo was controversially sent off in his first match for his new club Juventus as they claimed a tough win at Valencia.
The Portuguese forward, making his Champions League debut for Juve, appeared to grab Valencia defender Jeison Murillo's hair as they tangled off the ball midway through the first half and referee Felix Brych consulted his assistant behind the goal before showing the five-time Champions League winner a straight red card.

Ten-man Juve rallied and took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Miralem Pjanic scored from the penalty spot, and shortly after the break, the Bosnian midfielder stroked home another spot-kick.
Valencia was then awarded a penalty in stoppage time but Juve’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny denied Daniel Parejo to preserve the Italians' clean sheet.

It was an unhappy return to Spain for Ronaldo, who moved to Juve from Real Madrid for £99.2m in the summer.

It was his first sending off in 154 Champions League appearances and he will now face at least one-game ban which will likely be against his former club, Manchester United. 

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