Ronaldo red-carded on Champions League debut with Juventus

Tyler Owen
September 20, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo has been controversially sent off in his Champions League debut for Juventus.

On Ronaldo's dismissal, Allegri told reporters at the post-match press conference: 'I can only say that VAR would've helped the referee in this decision.

Murillo initiated the whole sorry thing by hurling himself to the ground in an attempt to con a freekick inside his own area, as Ronaldo reacted angrily with a bit of a weaselly head-rake...

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Keylor Navas was selected in goal rather than Thibaut Courtois and he parried away a drive from Cengiz Under, with Bale's deflected shot then bouncing back off the crossbar.

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Juventus has won Europe's premier club competition twice but the last time was in 1996.

In other matches, Manchester United beat Young Boys 3-0, Lyon defeated Manchester City 2-1, while Bayern Munich overcame Benfica 2-0.

Isco curled in a terrific free kick just before halftime at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Bale powering in a second and Mariano Diaz striking late as Real made a convincing start to their Group G campaign.

Earlier, the Portuguese had scored both Madrid's goals in a 2-0 win.

After leaving the pitch the five-times Champions League victor, whose stoppage time penalty for Real Madrid knocked Juve out in the quarter-finals last season, waited by the tunnel entrance, seemingly on the verge of tears.

Once Ronaldo is up and running, they will be well placed to chase a first Champions League title since 1996.

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