Former Real Madrid and Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo’s dream of wining the Champions League with Juve ruined and shattered after round of 16 exit on an away goal against Porto.
Juventus win 3-2 (4-4 aggregate) in Turin but need 4-2 to scale through against 10-man FC Porto but chance wouldn’t come.
Chiesa scored brace for the Old Lady to overrun their earlier goals deficit to level 2-2 on aggregate in the regulation time.
It was wiped out just 18 minutes into Tuesday night’s return clash in Turin, with Sergio Oliveira coolly converting a penalty awarded for Merih Demiral’s clumsy challenge on Mehdi Taremi.
Consequently, Juve needed two goals just to force extra-time. They got them – thanks to the irrepressible Chiesa.
Ronaldo, to his credit, was involved in the equaliser, laying the ball off for Chiesa, who finished emphatically into the top-right corner of the Porto net.
Then, after Taremi had been stupidly sent off for booting the ball away while already on a booking, Chiesa levelled the tie on aggregate by rising at the back post to expertly guide home the most inviting of crosses from the excellent Juan Cuadrado.
Juve had numerous chances to win the game, even before it went to extra-time, with Ronaldo surprisingly mistiming the kind of header he normally buries with ease.
Almost inevitably, the home side were punished for their profligacy when Sergio struck again, this time with a long-range free kick that Wojciech Szczesny really should have saved even accounting for the shameful disintegration of his wall, with Ronaldo again culpable.
Cristiano Ronaldo who dream of wining the Champions League title with Bianconeri (Juventus) this season, was unable to accomplish his dream after losing to 10-man FC Porto on away goal (3-2 on 4-4 aggregate) on Tuesday night at Turin.
Juve’s Champions League round of 16 exit by Porto has cause Ronaldo to restart his watch and probably if time on his side can dream of wining the UCL next season.