Cristiano Ronaldo ignites Champions League theme song engagement after Lyon defeat

Cristiano Ronaldo ignites Champions League theme song engagement after Lyon defeat

- Cristiano Ronaldo fired blanks in Juventus' Champions League defeat to Lyon

- The 35-year-old also failed to score for the first time in the new year

- The Portuguese star was trolled on social media after singing along UCL anthem in 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo failed to find the back of the net for the first time in the year 2020 after failing to find the back of the net in Juventus' slim defeat to Lyon earlier this week.

Lucas Tousart scored the only goal that lifted the French League giants above the Old Lady in the first leg of their Champions League first-leg round of 16 tie in France.

The defeat puts the Serie A side at risk of crashing out at the round of 16 stage, barely one year after crashing out of the same competition at the quarterfinal phase.

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In the same vein, Ronaldo's chances of winning another UCL trophy since 2018 might have been put in danger having won the title five times in his career.

Daily Star reports that his failure to find the back of the net in Wednesday's game brought a bizarre and hilarious throwback of the forward.

Ronaldo, while still at Real Madrid was in his side's starting XI for their match against Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in 2017.

According to the publication, the 35-year-old was filmed singing along the Champions League theme song which was written by Tony Britten in 1992.

The clip was shared on Twitter by ESPN before their UCL defeat to Lyon on Wednesday night, where it has been viewed more than two million times.

Meanwhile, some quarters claim the forward's connection to the famous song should be recognised.

His personal national anthem,” one supporter said.

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Another commented: “He is Champions League – that’s his anthem.”

While a third made a big demand. “When he retires, UEFA should retire that anthem,” they said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Lucas Tousart's first-half goal was all French League giants Olympique Lyon needed to see off Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash at the Groupama Stadium.

The 22-year-old midfielder powered home a superb cross from Houssem Aouar from close range in the 31st minute to put the home team ahead.

Aouar started the build-up after making a solo run down the left flank before locating his teammate with the delivery which went past Wojciech Szczesny's reach.

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