The last time Cristiano Ronaldo had played in Do Dragao at the club level dated back to April 15, 2009, defending the Manchester United jersey. That night, CR7 scored a great goal for Porto, that of United’s 1-0 victory in the quarter-leg of the Champions League, a goal later, the winner of the Puskas award for the best goal of the season. A course that for Cristiano Ronaldo and the ‘red devils’ ended with defeat against Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona in the final in Rome.
If Cristiano was then, almost 12 years ago, glory in Do Dragao, months before signing for Real Madrid, this Wednesday the Juventine star today despaired on the same stage in a weak encounter, personally and personally. collective. For his team, only the goal scored by Federico Chiesa fixed things a bit for him.
second leg (March 9) and the outcome of these round of 16.
Going back to the past, it was in minute 6 when that April 15, 2009 Cristiano Ronaldo, who was 24 years old, picked up a ball in the center of the field and from 30 meters he hit a dry shoe that slipped through the entire squad against the useless but great stretch of the then Porto goalkeeper, Helton. On May 27, United (defending the title) and CR7 lost 2-0 to Barcelona, with goals from Samuel Eto’o and Leo Messi. Cristiano won the Puskas award, but the Ballon d’Or went to Messi.
This Wednesday Cristiano Ronaldo could not make a difference, ‘locked up’ by Porto and also paying for the impotence of Juventus to create clear danger plays. A goal from Porto at the beginning of each of the parties (Taremi in 1 ‘and Marega in 46’) sowed the fear of being out of the Champions League in the Juventinos, but Chiesa’s goal made the defeat against the by Sergio Conceiçao thinking about going to the quarterfinals.
It should not be forgotten that winning the Champions League for the third time is the great dream of Juventus (after 1984-85 and 1995-96), which is not having a good year in Serie A, which is seeking for the tenth time in a row and in which, with one game less, she is fourth, 8 points behind the leader Inter.