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Virginia Santiago
September 20, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates were the target of an attempt to disturb their Champions League preparations for Wednesday's match against Valencia after a group of people set off bangers and fireworks outside their hotel.

El Confidencial quoted Perez as telling the Real Madrid boss that if they can win the competition by beating Barcelona in the final, which will be held at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano, it would even better.

Ronaldo looked baffled and kept professing his innocence and was clearly distraught as he left the pitch in tears, still shaking his head.

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It was Ronaldo's first red card in 154 Champions League games, and the decision means he could miss a return to Old Trafford when Juventus play Manchester United next month if he gets at least a two-match ban.

Defender Leonardo Bonucci was also surprised to see the referee produce a red card, although he was encouraged by the reaction Juve showed.

Juventus boss Max Allegri has hinted Juventus will not appeal the red card though.

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Ozil spent three years alongside Ronaldo in Spain and was a key member of Real's 2011/12 La Liga winning side, revealing that time with the Portuguese icon rubbed off on his own game.

They dominated the Champions League group stage last season, with 5 wins from 6.

Ronaldo of Juventus scores his first Serie A goal.

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However, just when Valencia seemed to be in the ascendancy against the 10 men from Turin, Dani Parejo gave away a clumsy penalty on Bernardeschi, one which Pjanic converted in the 44th minute.

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