Soccer: Ronaldo under fire after Juve exit Champions League

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(ANSA) – ROME, MAR 10 – Portugal great Cristiano Ronaldo has
come under fire after Juventus’s exited the Champions League in
the last 16 despite beating 10-man Porto 3-2 in the return leg
in Turin on Tuesday.
    The visitors progressed to the quarter-finals on away goals
after the first leg ended 2-1 to them.
    Ronaldo not only failed to score but he also turned and hopped
while standing in the wall for Sergio Oliveira’s extra-time
free-kick, helping create the hole through which the ball passed
for the crucial goal.
    Former Juve coach Fabio Capello was among those to criticise
Ronaldo for failing to hold the wall in the post-match analysis.
    Oliveira had scored a first-half penalty to set Juve a massive
    But they looked to have taken the upper hand after the break,
with Federico Chiesa scoring twice and Porto striker Mehdi
Taremi getting sent off.
    There were not more goals within regulation time though and
Oliveira’s free-kick left Juve again needing two goals to go
    Adrien Rabiot headed in one but the other did not arrive and the
Turin giants crashed out of the competition in the first
knock-out round for the second consecutive season. (ANSA).


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