Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo can still hope for the quarter-finals in the Champions League with Juventus Turin despite lightning goals conceded at the beginning of each half at 1: 2 at FC Porto. Federico Chiesa’s goal in the closing stages lets the hopes of the Italians live.
Twice slept, but still woke up: Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo can still hope for the quarter-finals in the Champions League with Juventus Turin despite lightning goals conceded at the beginning of each half. In his Portuguese homeland, the five-time world footballer conceded a 1: 2 (0: 1) with Italy’s series champions in the first leg of the first leg at FC Porto, Federico Chiesa (82nd) scored the immensely important away goal late.
Juventus was 1-0 in the second leg on March 9th to advance. For a long time, things didn’t look good for the uninspired Bianconeri: Mehdi Taremi put the home side in the lead after 63 seconds. After the break, the ball only rolled 19 seconds before Moussa Marega raised.
Ronaldo (36) has already won the Champions League five times in his extremely successful career, including four times with Real Madrid between 2014 and 2018. Since his move to Italy, however, he has finished once in the quarter-finals and once in the last 16.
Juventus – At the Estadio do Dragao, the old lady, who lost her lightness in Serie A after nine championships in a row, got off to a classic false start. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny played briefly for Rodrigo Bentancur, the 23-year-old Uruguayan came under pressure and failed with the back pass to the Pole – Taremi was vigilant and scored to give Porto an early lead.
Juventus Turin: Ronaldo hardly takes place
As a result, the home side touched concrete, and the blue-whites can do that: In the group stage, the 29-time Portuguese champions remained clean in five games. Juventus didn’t come up with much, the 134-time Champions League goalscorer Ronaldo hardly took place. The only significant chance before the break was the team of novice coach Andrea Pirlo in the 41st minute with an overhead kick from Adrien Rabiot.
The half-time whistle broke any emerging rhythm for the Italians. After the restart, Juventus had the hosts combine again, and Marega came to a free conclusion from a few meters. Turin then had significantly more possession of the ball, but the ideas were missing for a long time.
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