Cristiano Ronaldo double not enough to save 'cursed' Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo double not enough to save 'cursed' Juventus

"We need to be aware that we have the qualities to play this quarter-final, we need to give it our all, like we did tonight".

Happily for Guardiola, City are determined and unsafe pressers, and out-of-sorts defender Raphael Varane showed his discomfort with the approach by gifting possession to Gabriel Jesus deep inside his own territory, allowing the striker to square for a simple finish by England forward Raheem Sterling to put them ahead after nine minutes.

Ronaldo spearheaded the Juventus attack as the five-time Champions League victor pushed for a last-eight spot in his native Portugal.

Manchester City will be taking with them a 2-1 lead going into the second leg but have been dealt a blow for some time. He led Madrid to three consecutive titles from 2016 to 2018, resigned after delivering the 13th title but returned as coach in March 2019. Gabriel Jesus closed in quickly and dinked the ball over Courtois. "Today was not his best game".

"It's hard for the club because the club always wants to win the Champions League", Hazard said.

'We are playing for an important goal, finding the motivation is not hard, we are all concentrated. "We won La Liga but we want to win everything".

After both sides converted contentious penalties in the first half, Ronaldo struck from out of the blue on the hour but Lyon clung on for a 2-2 aggregate draw to set up a quarter-final with Manchester City in next week's Final Eight tournament in Lisbon.

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Lyon actually won the first leg 1-0 in France so the away goal, thanks in part to the referee and VAR, put them in a really strong position.

Juventus equalised through Ronaldo who also converted from the penalty spot on 43 minutes.

The French grabbed a ticket to the next stage with a 2-2 aggregate score as an away goal netted by Depay was enough to advance to the last eight.

Bartomeu though is not bothered by the speculations and believes that the Argentine knows that this is his club for life.

Since the first leg, though, City overturned a two-season ban from European competitions after being cleared in an appeal case over the source of funding from Abu Dhabi, including from jersey and stadium backer Etihad, to comply with break-even rules.

Now City's season can still end with the club UEFA wanted to ban picking up its biggest club prize.

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