Ronaldo’s Champions League reign in jeopardy?

Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer for £99m hoping to win the Champions League with a third different club. He has won the past three with Real, and four in the past five years – as well as the 2008 trophy at Manchester United.

He was meant to be the final piece in the jigsaw for Juventus, who last won European club football’s greatest trophy in 1995-96.

But despite being the tournament’s all-time top scorer – with 121 goals – and winning or sharing the Golden Boot for six consecutive seasons, he has not had quite the same impact in Europe for Juventus.

The 19-goal top scorer in Serie A has only netted once in his six European games for the club and was sent off on his debut in the tournament against Valencia.

The 34-year-old had seven shots against his old city rivals, but only one on target – a wonderful long-range free-kick well saved by Oblak.

And in three weeks’ time at the Allianz Stadium, Juventus need him to put in one of his greatest Champions League performances if they are going to breach one of Europe’s top defences – twice.

source BBC Sport

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