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Juventus betrayed by Cristiano Ronaldo – Del Piero

March 10, 2021 - 1:45 pm

Alessandro Del Piero has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of betraying Juventus after their exit from the Champions League last night.

The Bianconeri has ended yet another European campaign without the coveted trophy.

Even more embarrassingly, they were eliminated by one of the smallest teams left in the competition, just like last season.

They signed Ronaldo in 2018 to help them end their wait for the trophy after he won it on multiple occasions with Real Madrid.

But he has struggled to get them to the semifinals since he has been in Turin and he was singled out for the performance yesterday.

Juventus had the luxury of playing against the Portuguese side with a one-man advantage for about an hour, yet they allowed them to score again in extra time.

Del Piero agrees that Ronaldo let the club down, but he claims it wasn’t just the attacker who was at fault for the poor performance.

He told Sky Sports via Calcimercato: “Juventus betrayed by Cristiano Ronaldo? Yes, but not only. The Portuguese has his responsibility because he is the leader of this team but not only him. Juventus played for more than an hour with one more man and in this time they could create more and they could do it because Porto has always been waiting for them.”

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    Collins March 11, 2021 at 6:08 am

    Ronaldo can not be blamed. The defence cost Juve the match. Silly goals conceded in Portugal. The same thing happened against Ajax in previous year. Ronaldo and the attackers did their best. Midfielders were not creative. Sandro and the central defence was the biggest problem. Pirlo did not get it right. In sum, the referees especially the one at Portugal was instrumental. The complexity of the game would have been different if he had correctly awarded Juve the penalty Ronaldo won in Portugal. For or against, Juve remains one of the greatest team in the world and CR7 is the best in the world.

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    Paul Scerri March 11, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Yes i agree that Ronaldo he didn’t play his usual game in both games against his team mates porto. I think Juventus always did better without him.

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    Appiah March 12, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Why single out CR7 to blame for Juventus exit? Was he the only player on the field that day? Was he responsible for the defense who let their guard and conceded this goals.
    Let’s be fair to Ronaldo and stop blaming him for Juve’s woes. Ronaldo is an achiever and a fighter. Push on Cee Ro