UCL: Ronaldo Fires Blank As Juventus Fall At Porto

UCL Ronaldo Fires Blank As Juventus Fall At Porto
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Portuguese side FC Porto edged Juventus 2-1 in their Champions League last 16, first leg clash Wednesday with the lackluster Italian giants needing a late goal to grab a lifeline in the tie.

Porto’s Iran forward Mehdi Taremi pounced on an under-hit back-pass from Rodrigo Bentancur to beat Wojciech Szczesny in the Juve goal with barely a minute gone.

Juventus star man Ronaldo struggled all through the game as a combination of a very tactless Juventus midfield and a strong and determined Porto defence was enough to keep him off the score sheet.

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Mali striker Moussa Marega added the second in the 46th minute after fine approach work by full-back Wilson Manafa.

However, Juve stayed afloat with eight minutes left when Federico Chiesa scored with a first-time effort from Adrien Rabiot’s cross.

The second leg of the tie is in Turin on March 9.

Although a 1-0 win in Turin can see the Italian champions through to the next round, they would need to be at their best if that is ever going to happen.



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