News : Champions League: Juventus Turin eliminated – sport
Cristiano Ronaldo’s dream of the title with Juventus Turin has already ended in the round of 16 of the Champions League. The disappointing five-time world footballer came with the Italian record champions in the second leg of the round of 16, despite almost 70 minutes more than the Portuguese champion FC Porto, 3: 2 (2: 1, 0: 1) after extra time.
Despite the success, the old lady was eliminated in the round of the last 16, as in the previous season. Because Juve lost the first leg in Ronaldo’s home country 1: 2 (0: 1).
Top striker Sergio Oliveira (19th) gave the guests, who last reached the quarter-finals in the 2018/19 season, the lead with a penalty kick. Federico Chiesa (49./63.) Turned the game for the hosts. Then Oliveira (115th) destroyed all Juve hopes with a powerful free kick. Adrien Rabiot (117th) still managed an inadequate answer for Juve. Porto’s Mehdi Taremi (54th) had previously seen yellow-red.
Juve plays without ideas
Ronaldo has already won the Champions League five times in his career, including four times with Real Madrid between 2014 and 2018. Since moving to Italy, however, the 36-year-old has reached the quarterfinals in three attempts at the latest. Juve has been waiting for the longed-for third win of the handle pot for 25 years.
Both teams pushed for the lead early on. Alvaro Morata headed from close range to Porto’s goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin (4th). On the other side, Taremi hit the crossbar with his head (7th). After a contact from Merih Demiral, the Dutch referee Björn Kuipers pointed to the point. Oliveira shoved it in, ice-cold. Incited by this, Porto wanted more: Jesus Manuel Corona (24th) and Zaidu (26th) gave good opportunities to increase. Juve struggled against self-confident Portuguese, played too static and lacking in ideas for long stretches. Only Morata got another chance, which Marchesin thwarted again (27th).
After the break, Juventus presented themselves significantly better and took their first chance straight away. Chiesa flicked the ball into the far corner. Ronaldo had dropped perfectly after a nice deep pass from captain Leonardo Bonucci. In the majority, Juve squeezed massively. Chiesa then hit the post (56th). A few minutes later he scored his second goal. Porto struggled as best they could and saved themselves in extra time, Juan Cuadrado hit the crossbar in stoppage time.