Cristiano Ronaldo backs Juventus teammates after crashing out of Champions League championship

Cristiano Ronaldo backs Juventus teammates after crashing out of Champions League championship

- Cristiano Ronaldo expresses disappointment after Juventus crashed out of the UEFA Champions League

- The forward insisted that they gave the game their best from start to finish

- Ronaldo scored twice in the game to propel the Serie A side to victory but failed to progress to the next round

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not blame anyone for Juventus' Champions League ouster despite their 2-1 win over Lyon at the Allianz Stadium on Friday, August 7.

The 35-year-old scored twice to help the Italian League champions have a shot at progressing to the quarterfinals but Memphis Depay's early minute strike denied the Old Lady the chance.

Having suffered a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture earlier this year, Juve's woes were compounded when the Dutchman converted the 12th-minute strike from the spot-kick.

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The French League side secured their passage to the next round on away goal rules having played 2-2 aggregate after 180 minutes.

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Disappointed Ronaldo told Sky Italia after the match: "We played a great match. We gave it our all and tried everything.

Cristiano Ronaldo backs Juventus teammates after crashing out of Champions League championship

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"We believed it all the way to the end, We regret the first half in the first leg. "We're disappointed, but there's nothing to say about tonight's performance."

Meanwhile, in spite of their ouster from the competition, the Portuguese distinguished himself after breaking the club's 95-year-old record.

His brace in the encounter ensured he became the first player to score 37 goals in a season, and he did that at the age of 35.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has equally expressed his desire to stay in Turin and help them clinch the European glory that has eluded them since 1996.

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So far, he remains the most successful player in the history of Champions League with five titles - four of which he won at his immediate former club Real Madrid.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his readiness for the return of the UEFA Champions League championship after showing off his new hairstyle.

The 35-year-old who wore a curly-punk haircut when football resumed in June has now lowered the height of his hair.

This, however, signifies that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is ready to help the Old Lady progress to the quarterfinals of the competition despite trailing by a lone goal from the reverse fixture.

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