- Maurizio Sarri claims the Turin curse was the reason for Juventus ouster in the Champions League
- The Italian boss was relieved of his duties after they failed to make it past the round of 16
- Juventus last won the Champions League in 1996 when they defeated Ajax in the finals
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Maurizio Sarri believes Juventus Champions League exit is based on a curse before he was sacked as manager of the club.
Despite winning the Serie A for the ninth time, the Italian gaffer was relieved of his duties after they failed to go past Lyon in the last 16.
The Old lady last won the tournament in 1996 and were recently beaten in the final twice in 2015 and in 2017.
Cristiano Ronaldo's brace was not enough for Juve who were knocked on a superior away-goal rule after a 2-2 aggregate scoreline.
The former Juventus boss said: "We are out of a competition where we won six out of eight games we played, we drew one and lost one.
"That means that in eight matches we got 19 points.
"If there were a Champions League table we would be first or second.
"Instead, we are out. That's why I feel incredibly sad. It makes me understand that in this competition Juventus are cursed," quoted by The Sun.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Juventus have parted ways with manager Maurizio Sarri barely 24 hours after the Serie A champions were bundled out the Champions League last 16 by French side Lyon.
The former Chelsea boss was unable to inspire his side to a comeback in the Champions League last 16 second leg where they came in training 1-0.
Despite a Cristiano Ronaldo brace, the Italian giants were knocked out by the away goal rule, further piling pressure on Sarri.
Legit.ng also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's brace was not enough to help Juventus to the quarterfinal of this season's UEFA Champions League as French club Lyon edged the Italian champions courtesy the away-goals rule.
Although the Old Lady won the second leg 2-1 on Friday night, August 7, it ended 2-2 on aggregates as Lyon won the first leg 1-0 before football was suspended due to the lockdown.
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