Juventus fell in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round with a 2–1 embarrassing defeat against FC Porto, with a 16 tie at the Estadio do Dragão. Cristiano Ronaldo and co once again failed to make their presence felt in Europe and are in danger of being eliminated from the Premier Club competition in Europe.
Porto ran from the blocks and took the lead in the second minute, as Mehdi Tarami broke the deadlock for the home side against the odds. Juventus piled on the pressure but Porto showed his class gritty, as they led 1-0 at half-time.
Cristiano Ronaldo draws rare blank for Juventus in Europe
Juventus, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, aimed to return in the second half. However, Porto completely controlled the game with their second goal of the game, allowing Moussa Merga to register his name on the scoresheet this time.
Federico Chiasa narrowed the deficit with a late goal, but Juventus did not have enough time to score the night on par despite their best efforts. Cristiano Ronaldo and co have cut their work for them in the second leg and will need to perform much better to stand a realistic chance of making it through the quarter-finals.
On that note, here are the best tweets among the standout results of the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League campaign.
Published 18 February 2021 03:37 AM IST