Ronaldo sent off on Champions League debut for Juventus

Barcelona President: Juventus will win Champions League with Ronaldo

Ronaldo will be suspended for Juve's next Champions League match, and could potentially miss more time - possibly spoiling his highly anticipated return to Old Trafford set for October.

Ronaldo is the Champions League all-time leading scorer with 120 goals.

Despite Ronaldo's dismissal, Juventus recorded an impressive 2-0 win at the Mestalla Stadium, with Miralem Pjanic scoring twice from the penalty spot.

It was an off-the-ball incident during which Murillo and Ronaldo collided while running towards Valencia's box, before the Portuguese was believed to pull the Colombian defender's hair seemingly in protest to the way the centre-back went to ground.

Ronaldo's European debut in Juventus colours ended prematurely against Valencia, when he received his marching orders after just 29 minutes.

33-year-old Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer and scored his first two competitive goals for his new club in a league victory over Sassuolo last weekend. "It's disappointing because now we'll lose him for a few games and instead if there had been VAR it would have been seen that it wasn't a sending-off offence".




However, manager Julen Lopetegui preferred to talk about the team as a whole rather than individual performances from his two in-form stars following the match. But Wojciech Szczesny parried Parejo's spot kick, which was awarded after Daniele Rugani was adjudged to have elbowed Gabriel Paulista.

City, the bookmakers' favourites for the title this term, suffered a nightmare first half against an enterprising Lyon, with Maxwel Cornet sweeping in after a mistake by Fabian Delph, and Nabil Fekir drilling home before half-time.

Bale added the second after a brilliant Luka Modric pass, with the Welshman lashing home brutally to double the score. Never write off Juventus Juventus have won Serie A seven years in a row and they used all their experience to silence the raucous Valencia fans and close out the win.

"I think the lads did very well, especially because they played good football when we had to do that".

Also in Group G, CSKA Moscow trailed 2-0 at halftime, but a stoppage time penalty from Nikola Vlasic made it 2-2 at Czech champion Viktoria Plzen.

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