Cristiano Ronaldo heroics in vain as Lyon knocks Juventus out of Champions League

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Cristiano Ronaldo. Pic/Juventus Twitter

Srinagar, Aug 8: Despite its star player Christians Ronaldo rising to the occasion and producing heroics which were required off him, Juventus FC were still knocked out of Champions League tournament as the French side Lyon sealed Quaterfinal berth owing to away goal advantage.

It was a match in Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, including a brilliant long-range goal, to give Juventus a 2-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais on Friday. But it was not enough to seal the quarter final berth for Juventus.

After both sides converted contentious penalties in the first half, Ronaldo struck from out of the blue on the hour but Lyon clung on for a 2-2 aggregate draw which sent the side to next week’s final-eight tournament in Lisbon. It will meet Manchester City in a one-legged quarterfinal.

The defeat left Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri in an uncomfortable position as the Champions League title eluded the Turin side for another season.

Although Juventus has won Serie A for nine seasons in a row, it has not been able to get its hands on the Champions League trophy since 1996 when it won it for the second time.