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Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by ogbiwa: 5:46am On Aug 08, 2020
Lyon survived a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired comeback from Juventus to hang on and book a Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.

Leading 1-0 from February's first leg, the French side were handed a soft early penalty which Memphis Depay converted in style.

That left Juve needing to score three times to progress and Ronaldo got one back from the penalty spot.

He then thundered in his 130th Champions League goal but Lyon held on.

Lyon boss Rudi Garcia, said: "We came up against an opponent who has an extraterrestrial in its squad," of five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo.

"This is the victory of a group. We wanted to be in the final eight in Lisbon, we are there.

"We'll still be outsiders and that suits us very well."

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri may have guided his side to a ninth straight Serie A title but they were lethargic throughout and his position could be under threat.

Juve have not won the Champions League since 1996 and the wait goes on at least another year.

Uninspiring Old Lady
To question Sarri after one year in charge may seem harsh, but the reality is that in Turin - as in Paris and in Munich - winning the league is the minimum requirement.

Ending that now 25-year drought in the Champions League is the goal and were it not for Ronaldo, Juve offered next to nothing as an attacking force.

Six of Sarri's starting XI are in their 30s and they were painfully slow in approach at times, showing why they had only actually won two of their last eight games in Serie A.

Where there is the remarkable Ronaldo there is hope, and his second on the night was a superb, swerving left-footed shot from range that gave hope of another tilt at the business end of the competition.

But when Ronaldo headed a corner over the top, that hope was extinguished.

Ronaldo could yet win the trophy with a third team, joining Clarence Seedorf in an exclusive club, but time is running out for the 35-year-old. As it may be now for Sarri, too.

"I don't think directors of a top level will make a decision based on one match," Sarri said after the match.

"They are going to evaluate the whole season.

"I find this kind of question [about his future] offensive, but not towards me, it's offensive towards the directors. I have a contract, I'll respect it and I don't expect anything."

Since 2003-04 (when we have the data available), Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 19 goals from outside the box in the Champions League, more than any other player

Lyon were only seventh in the French top flight when the season was cancelled in April and this was just their second game back.

They held Paris St-Germain to a 0-0 draw in the French League Cup final last Friday night - losing on penalties - and were equally resolute in Turin.

Referee Felix Zwayer helped them out with a gift of a penalty as Houssem Aouar went down after a drive into the area, with Rodrigo Bentancur clearly winning the ball.

Depay converted with a fine Panenka chip, and Lyon always looked likely to see the tie out even after Ronaldo's double.

Depay was harshly adjudged to have handled while blocking a free-kick in the wall to give Juve a way back in and it would have been easy to cave.

But Aouar, Bruno Guimaraes and Maxence Caqueret all excelled in midfield as Lyon booked a one-off tie against City in Lisbon next Saturday night.

"It is the victory of a group. We wanted to be in Lisbon. Here we are," said Lyon boss Rudi Garcia.

"I have been here a few times with Roma. Juventus are the best club in Italy, a team that wanted to win the Champions League and have an alien.

"We saw Ronaldo's magnificent second goal. Few people thought we could do it. We did it."

Man of the match - Houssem Aouar (Lyon)

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53683503

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by yinkus6750(m): 6:17am On Aug 08, 2020
Juventus might sack it's coach with the outcome of yesterday's match.
CR7 has proven his worth but really didn't make the desired difference the Management really sought for.
They need to rebuild the team against next season .
Bundesliga, Premiership and Liga taking its shine of Series A , where the teams fail to gear up , season after season

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Slawormir: 6:23am On Aug 08, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

Penaldo always thinking penalties is everything

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by ethicallyright: 6:26am On Aug 08, 2020
Juventus v Lyon was an argument between those who believe that football is pure entertainment and fans who see it as a venture.

The old ladies have been evicted from this year's European football tournament by a French team who have proven once again that it is more profitable to invest in a hungry team than to splash millions on a retiring veteran.


Football may not be easy to play but it is definitely easy to understand. It is a team sport where 11 players seek victory unless they are reduced to 10 or 9 or 8 men after the umpire with a whistle points a red card, which is most times an accumulation of two yellows, at the faces of bad players. Those who emphasize individual brilliance should stick to golf or boxing.

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Rossonero: 6:34am On Aug 08, 2020
After the arrival of Ronaldo to the Juventus team, i knew that team that year is gone. His arrival tactically reduced the performance of other team players while some just had to go not because they were not good enough but they don't fit in the tactical plan of the club. Imagine a Bonucci who usually throw a long and accurate pass to the forwards now have locate Ronaldo 15times out of 20. Juventus defenders most times turn mid-fielders whereby creating more goal scoring chances for the entire forward now have to cut that off technically and locate Ronaldo. Offcourse Ronaldo is a GREAT Player no argument but his presence limited Juventus performances technically.

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by ThierryJay: 6:39am On Aug 08, 2020
Ronaldo won a personal battle but lost the war.

While Ronaldo might have performed well against Lyon in the second leg, it doesn't take away the fact that he's had a disappointing UCL season on a personal level with just 4 goals in total. In the first instance, Lyon should have been there for his taking judging from their different pedigrees and this Lyon side finished 7th in the just concluded French league. After all, Messi scored 2 goals and 2 assists in a single game against a stronger Lyon side last season that had Nabil Fekir as its chief protagonist and finished 3rd in the French Lique last season, and it really wasn't much of a fuss.

So in all, when you put all the facts into context, Juventus, and Ronaldo failed badly on the continent this season, without excuses

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by PrinceOfEast(m): 6:41am On Aug 08, 2020
Sarri is not a good coach, give that team to Pep and u will love Juv.

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Onyeedum(m): 6:42am On Aug 08, 2020
Covid-19 has reduced my passion for football.

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by frankmoney(m): 6:42am On Aug 08, 2020
The problem is sarri annoying pattern of football

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:43am On Aug 08, 2020
In football : You cannot win all the time.

You win some, you lose some.

Ororo has seen it all......been there, done that.

He has paid his dues.

And last night, he tried all that he could,
even scoring 2 goals.

Cut him some slacks biko!

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Shugavee(f): 6:43am On Aug 08, 2020
smiley Una Good morning o ❤️
Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by neuralct(m): 6:44am On Aug 08, 2020
okay o.
Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by dukeprince50: 6:44am On Aug 08, 2020
Mancity bayern nai i wan watch

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by ecolime(m): 6:44am On Aug 08, 2020
Sad

Win or lose, he will always be appreciated.

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Goalnaldo(m): 6:45am On Aug 08, 2020
This is exactly what Raphael Varane did yesterday night grin grin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkTp_HbYMXI

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by khingTony(m): 6:45am On Aug 08, 2020
Juventus Purchased Ronaldo to bring home the Champions League, instead he's got dumped out twice in a row by inexperienced teams

Fraudnaldo for a reason.

embarassed


Only if he replicated what messi did last season against Lyon(2 goals 2 Assists)

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Abia1111: 6:47am On Aug 08, 2020
MANNABBQGRILLS:
In football : You cannot win all the time.

You win some, you lose some.

Ororo has seen it all......been there, done that.

He has paid his dues.

And last night, he tried all that he could,
even scoring 2 goals.

Cut him some slacks biko!

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Nobody: 6:47am On Aug 08, 2020
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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Tyriq: 6:47am On Aug 08, 2020
Slawormir:
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

Penaldo always thinking penalties is everything
Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by smartval(m): 6:48am On Aug 08, 2020
Ronaldo is just a Rolls Royce in the midst of beetles, he can't do it alone by himself. Juventus should sign more talents and try again next season

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Tyriq: 6:49am On Aug 08, 2020
Slawormir:
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

Penaldo always thinking penalties is everything
Damnnnnn niggarrr
You almost ceased to be a real nigaaar for making this comment.
Ronaldo tried sha, but the old ladies were too slow

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Kittex7(m): 6:49am On Aug 08, 2020
Ronaldo is simply the best

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by RichDad1(m): 6:52am On Aug 08, 2020
Still the goat �
Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by khingTony(m): 6:52am On Aug 08, 2020
logon599:
I have to be honest. This is the worst Juventus side I've seen in a very long time. Yes they won another customary Serie A but that was just because the teams chasing them all connived to hand them the trophy with some atrocious performances at key stages. I think Sarri has to go.

So, it's the team's fault now right? But when they won the Serie A it wasn't the team that did so, but Ronaldo.

When Argentina fails to win a trophy, it's messi's fault, but when Juventus fails, its not Ronaldo's fault but the fault of the team.

Clown

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Kingdanfodio: 6:53am On Aug 08, 2020
Sarri issa go, that coach is always spoiling my show, playing younger players would have been better than those old cargos, apart from c.ronaldo and dybala, the rest are average players, kudos to my favorite "adrien rabiot" and my newly signee "pjanic" ronaldo tried his best, but that useless elements called cuadrado and higuain flopped

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Nobody: 6:53am On Aug 08, 2020
effluxpump:
I thought that with Ronaldo and 10 pieces of wood, the champions League is assured !

grin grin cool

Where is that foolish coach that made this statement? I feel like seeing him and strangling him.... Ronaldo didn't just have 10 sticks, he has 10 blood flowing human beings like him and yet he is a loser...

He was a loser,

He is a loser

He will always be a loser unless He bows to Messi as his boss.... Yes, Messi is da boss cool



I'm not surprised, Ronaldo has been Destined to fail.... Even with his fans together, they are in the same category...



Ronaldo is a failure... He didn't fail alone, he implicated Juve and Madrid... Things has never been worst like this for Juve until badluck Ronaldo came.....



All hail the king Messi..


My team will qualify today

Pic 1: Ronaldo will always be inferior to messi

2: Shame on Ronaldo and all his fans worldwide

3: Ronaldo and his fans need serious prayer and deliverance

4. If number 3 doesn't work. Ronaldo and his fan can take this short cut

gringringringrin

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by hadizaniffy(m): 6:55am On Aug 08, 2020
The Real Madrid and Ronaldo romance contunues
Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by DrayZee: 6:55am On Aug 08, 2020
Ronaldo did his best yesterday. Scored a penalty and a screamer, yet majority of the comments are insulting Ronaldo. Even if he was able to score a hattrick and save them, the problems in that team still exist and none of those problems are Ronaldo.

First of all, Sarri must be removed. It’s individual brilliance of the players that even let them get this far. Playing as a team has been very far from them.

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Re: Ronaldo Scores Twice But Lyon Eliminate Juventus From The Champions League by Shugavee(f): 6:55am On Aug 08, 2020
Slawormir:
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

Penaldo always thinking penalties is everything



There is nothing good about the morning
The morning here in Benin city is full of shit and cold
For some days now the cold is just too much..... Beginning to think we are in Russia
my dear it’s not only in Benin o, even where I stay is very cold , I am covered up with my blanket but still cold, I need cuddle jor embarassed

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