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07.08.2020 » Juventus 2-1 Lyon. Ronaldo scored twice but Juve fell again

Cristiano Ronaldo disappointed with Juventus in the Champions League

The Italian champions failed to go through to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, despite tonight's 2-1 win against Lyon. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the Bianconeri two goals, but the first leg's 1-0 loss secured the French side a ticket to Lisbon...

It was a tough night for Juventus in Turin, as the Vecchia Signora managed to beat Olympique Lyon by 2-1, but ended up eliminated by the French side due to the 1-0 loss in the first leg. Just like last season, the Italian powerhouse fell short in the Champions League and this term, they couldn't even get past their first opponent in the knockout rounds. If you were one of the few people who predicted right tonight's outcome but just aren't a fan of traditional betting anymore, you should then take a look at this football index sign up offer and try something different. Cristiano Ronaldo, despite everything, tried to carry the Bianconeri on his shoulders and got very close to pull off another miracle. One year ago, he scored a decisive hat-trick against Atletico that qualified Juventus to the quarter-finals, but this season his two goals against Lyon were not enough and no one else in his team stepped up to the occasion...

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No attitude for a Champions League stage...

There's nothing but a bitter taste in the mouth when your team leaves the pitch with a win, but still failed to accomplish their objectives. At the end of the day, Juventus weren't good enough to beat Lyon by a 2-goal margin and even though they won their 9th Serie A title just a few weeks ago, there's a sense of failure around everyone's heads.

The French side are not exactly one of the strongest teams in Europe right now, but still, they managed to scrap a precious 1-0 in France back in February and tonight they succeeded in holding the fortress against a desperate Juventus. They finished 7th in Ligue 1 after seeing the league precociously terminated by the French authorities due to the Corona virus, following only 28 fixtures played throughout the season.

This may have been Maurizzio Sarri's last game at the helm of Juventus and the truth is the Italian manager didn't risk much in his starting lineup. As expected, Szczesny was in goal and the back four defenders were Alex Sandro, De Ligt, Bonucci and Cuadrado. In midfield, the Italian champions had Pjanic, Rabiot, Bentancur and Bernardeschi battling for possession, while Gonzalo Higuaín and Cristiano Ronaldo were the Bianconeri's biggest hopes to get the ball on the back of the net.

Cristiano Ronaldo attention to details before taking a penalty-kick

Ronaldo can't do everything on his own...

Tonight, the game couldn't have started on a worse note for Juventus. The Italians knew how important it was to keep their goal untouched in this return leg, but a bad referee call around the 12th minute of the first half by pointing to the penalty spot, basically threw that plan down the drain. Bentancur disarmed Aouar inside the box with a perfect sliding tackle, but the referee judged it wrong and awarded the visitors a penalty-kick. The former Manchester United player, Memphis Depay, showed all his class taking it and beat Szczesny with a "panenka".

Without their fans packing the stadium due to the post-COVID rules enforced by UEFA, Juventus struggled to react and really intimidate Olympique Lyon in the minutes after the opening goal. The Italians needed 3 goals to complete the comeback and scoring at least one before the half-time break was crucial. And the equalizer did arrive before the second half, when a new wrong call by the referee allowed this time Juventus to earn a penalty-kick. Cristiano Ronaldo, who is more than used to this level of pressure, had no trouble in scoring from the spot and restoring hope for the Bianconeri.

The Italian champions got their second goal in the 60th minute of the game and it was basically the result of another brilliant moment from Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese felt the need to pull something out of his sleeve as his team was struggling to create scoring chances and therefore, he decided to try his luck from way outside the box. His strike caught Anthony Lopes by surprise and the ball would only stop on the back of the net, giving Juventus roughly 30 minutes in the game to score one last and final goal that would see them advancing to the next stage.

However, Ronaldo was unlucky in a couple occasions he still had at his disposal after his brace and no one else on the pitch really showed the necessary talent and determination to get things done. Another disappointing season in Europe for Juventus and Ronaldo will certainly need to take some time to decide if the Bianconeri's project still makes any sense for him...

Bonucci and Cristiano Ronaldo waiting for a cross

Juventus line-up vs Lyon:

Goalkeeper: Szczesny
Defenders: Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro
Midfielders: Pjanic, Rabiot, Bentancur, Bernardeschi
Attackers: Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus in the Serie A is on September 19, against Torino. You can watch Juventus vs Torino, Shakhtar Donetsk vs Basel, Barcelona vs Napoli, Bayern Munchen vs Chelsea, Wolves vs Sevilla, and Inter vs Bayer Leverkusen, all matches provided from our live soccer game pages.

Juventus next game:
Juventus vs Torino
kick-off time (19-09-2020):

Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 03:00
| UTC/GMT+7: 02:00
India (New Delhi) |
UTC/GMT+5.30: 00:30
Italy (Turin) |
UTC/GMT+2: 21:00
(Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 21:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 20:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 16:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 15:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 12:00

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Cristiano Ronaldo scoring in Juventus 2-1 Lyon

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