Ronaldo's Champions League record suffers huge setback after 15 years active participation

Ronaldo's Champions League record suffers huge setback after 15 years active participation

- Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to reach the Champions League quarter-finals in two seasons

- FC Porto got the better of the Italian giants at the Allianz Arena as they qualified on the away-goal rule

- Ronaldo has one season left in his contract in Juve to help them land their first title since 1995

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Cristiano Ronaldo for the second consecutive failed to progress beyond the round of 16 stages of the Champions League.

Juventus were knocked out of the competition by Portuguese club FC Porto in a 4-4 aggregate scoreline as the away goal rule counted for Sergio Conceicao's men.

Ronaldo has enjoyed unforgettable moments in the elite competition with Man United and Real Madrid in his past spells.

Ronaldo's Champions League record suffers huge setback after 15 years active participation
Ronaldo has failed to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions Legaue in two straight years. Photo by Jonathan Moscrop
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However, since joining the Serie A giants in the summer of 2018, the five-Ballon d'Or as failed to help the Italian side win the title since 1995.

Juve last won the trophy during the 1995 season and have waited for more than 26 years to write their name in the history books.

Ronaldo's arrival with the Bianconeri's does not seem to change anything about the club's status in the competition.

Porto showed they were resilient in extra time to go score a vital goal from Sergio Oliveira after Federico Chiesa put his side level in the tie twice on the night.

Andrien Rabiot made it 3-2 but the Premiera Liga side held on to record a famous victory over Andre Pirlo's side who crashed out of the competition on the away-goals rule.

Ronaldo signed a three-year deal with Juventus and will have a last throw of the dice next season to help Juventus land their first title.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo is fired for the make or mar Champions League last 16 second leg clash against Lyon, according to Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo, Daily Mail.

The Italian gaffer put the Portuguese striker on the bench in the match against Lazio, allowing him just 21 minutes of action.

Pirlo made it clear that his intention to keep Ronald on the bench against Lazio was to make him recharge his batteries ahead of the important clash.

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