The Portuguese star did not hold his ground when Sergio Oliveira’s free kick tore through his legs and overtook Wojciech Szczesny in extra time.
Cristiano Ronaldo was criticized for turning his back on a wall in Porto’s decisive free-kick goal, when Juventus crashed in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Porto, with ten men, secured a big upset in the round of 16, losing the second leg 3-2 in Turin after extra time, but advancing through away goals with an aggregate result of 4-4 .
The decisive moment of the tie came with five minutes remaining in the second half of extra time, when a long-distance free kick from Sergio Oliveira passed under the Juve barrier and passed goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
What happened at the game on Tuesday?
After winning the first leg 2-1 at home, Porto scored a great away goal in the 19th minute when a penalty from Oliveira made it 3-1 on aggregate.
But Juve struck back through Federico Chiesa, who scored two second-half goals on either side of a second yellow card for Porto’s Mehdi Taremi.
Although he was a man, Juve couldn’t find a winner and Oliveira’s second goal of the night came as Juve’s wall disintegrated, with Ronaldo guilty of turning his back and lifting his leg, allowing the ball to pass through his legs. .
Adrien Rabiot’s late goal was only a consolation as Juve pulled out of the competition, ensuring that Ronaldo’s wait for European glory with the Italian team continues.
What was said on social media?
“Ronaldo would not allow this to happen”, a constant phrase heard when Messi and Barça were eliminated by players like Liverpool and Bayern. But if that were true, why has Ronaldo been sent off by Ajax, Lyon and now Porto in the last 3 years? How did you let that happen?
– J. (@MessiIizer) March 9, 2021
Ronaldo will be to blame for not being strong on the wall, but the real villain is that Juventus does not create a single opportunity for him in 210 minutes of football.
– Filipe Orlando (@MrFilipeOrlando) March 9, 2021
Porto pinches him for sure. We have finally found something that Ronaldo cannot do: stand still against a wall. Wow, Juve has scored again. 4-4 and Porto lead in away goals. Crazy game.
– Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) March 9, 2021
– Adrian Durham (@talkSPORTDrive) March 9, 2021
🗣: Juve in both games have taken too many goals due to their own mistakes. The penalty was a gift from Demiral, but the worst is that of Ronaldo on the wall, it is an unforgivable mistake.[Fabio Capello]
– Bianconeri Zone (@BianconeriZone) March 9, 2021
Jamie Carragher puts it best on CBS right now: “That’s Ronaldo schoolboy stuff.”
Not the whole wall is covered in glory here, but especially Ronaldo, who doesn’t even look at the ball. The little things make the difference in these knockout tournaments. pic.twitter.com/6mUiQNN1o3
– EiF (@EiFSoccer) March 9, 2021