Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence was insufficient to put Juventus into the Champions League quarterfinals as European football’s most lofty cup rivalry returned in style on Friday. The Serie A champion faced an uphill task from the very start with its adversaries Lyon winning the primary leg 1-0 and, notwithstanding winning 2-1 on the night, Juventus lost on away goals.
The night didn’t exactly start as planned for the hosts as Memphis Depay dispatched an early spot-kick however Ronaldo wasn’t to surrender without a battle. The 35-year-old forward scored his very own penalty in the primary half before multiplying his lead with a superbly crafted shot based on what’s supposed to be his weaker left foot.
With the tie wavering on the edge, the hosts pushed for the all important third goal yet its French guests stood firm to deny Ronaldo one more magical second in the Champions League. In truth, Ronaldo’s teammates flattered to beguile with the team expected to breeze past a side battling domestically. Lyon currently advances to face Manchester City in the following round after the Premier League runners-up forgot about Real Madrid in Friday’s other game.