C Ronaldo Receives Red Card On Champions League Debut | Nigeria News
Connect with us


Sports

C Ronaldo Receives Red Card On Champions League Debut

Published

Cristiano Ronaldo had a disappointing UEFA Champion’s League debut for his side Juventus as he was sent off against Valencia on Wednesday.

German referee Felix Brych showed the Portuguese striker a red card in the 28th minute of the game at Estadio Mestalla.

Ronaldo’s booking was as a result of an altercation with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo.

In what seems to be an harsh booking, the central back for Valencia, Murillo had tracked Ronaldo in Vanlencia’s box, the later lost his cool and kicked the defender as they tussle for space.

Murillo instantly fell to the ground and, after consulting his assistant on the goalline, Brych sent Ronaldo off.

The striker dropped to the floor in disbelief and had tears in his eyes when he finally walked down the tunnel.

Ronaldo will now miss Juventus’ next game in Group H, which is at home to Young Boys on October 2.

The red card received by Ronaldo today was his 11th in his stellar career.

In Valencia, Juventus, despite losing striker Cristiano Ronaldo to a red card, prevailed 2-0, with the goals by Miralem Pjanic, coming off penalties awarded either side of the two halves.


Download Naija News App.   Advertise with us.   Send us enquiries and press releases.


Joshua Oyenigbehin is an introvert who is passionate about Storytelling, writing and teaching. He sees his imagination as an unsearchable world, more magical than a fairyland. He has written a novel and working on another.




Naija News Exchange Monitor
Currency Interbank Rate Parallel Rate
USD ₦307 ₦360
GBP ₦385 ₦463
EUR ₦346 ₦407

Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am