Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Absolute Rocket To Bring Juventus Level Against Lyon
Cristiano Ronaldo has proven yet again that the Champions League is his competition after netting an absolute screamer against Lyon.
Juventus entered the second leg of their last 16 tie 1-0 down after defeat back in February.
The French side took the lead on the night and 2-0 on aggregate through a Memphis Depay penalty, before Ronaldo netted from the spot himself.
However, the 35-year-old brought the tie level in the second half thanks to a left footed rocket that proved too hot for Anthony Lopes to handle.
Absolute magic when Juventus needed someone to step up :fire:
This is what Cristiano Ronaldo does :triumph:#Club2020 pic.twitter.com/pN9xiMgN7n
- Football on BT Sport #Club2020 (@btsportfootball) August 7, 2020
Fans have reacted to the strike and they're in awe at the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's big match mentality.
I haven't seen him do this for years
- Danny (@DHWalcott) August 7, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo has 67 career Champions League knockout stage goals.
The next two closest players (Messi and Muller) have 67 KO stage goals combined :flushed: @ESPNFC pic.twitter.com/dFd2EWKNjy
- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 7, 2020
Ronaldo as soon as his team looks to be going out of the Champions League pic.twitter.com/qXwKHKD11L
- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) August 7, 2020
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OH MY WORDDD :fire::fire::fire:
Cristiano Ronaldo is the KING of the Champions League :crown:
:video_camera: @btsportfootball pic.twitter.com/AC43VZM4TT
- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 7, 2020
HE'S NOT HUMAN
THE RONALDO LEAGUE
- Juventus News - Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) August 7, 2020
A lack of VAR was a talking point following the first half as both side's penalties were considered dubious.
Rodrigo Bentancur was judged to have fouled Houssem Aouar despite replays showing it was a perfectly fine challenge.
The referee then decided that Miralem Pjanic's free kick was handled by Depay in the wall, despite the Lyon man's hands looking like they were in a perfectly good position.
This is the penalty juventus conceded I'm crying this is so funny :sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob::sob: I love this game pic.twitter.com/YVWfnkwKHd
- olympique lyonnais fan (@skinniar) August 7, 2020
Hell of a makeup penalty call in the Juventus-Lyon game. Nonsense. pic.twitter.com/OY1v3ihgVc
- Henry Bushnell (@HenryBushnell) August 7, 2020
Lyon will go through on away goals as things stand but Ronaldo has given Maurizio Sarri's side a lifeline in the most remarkable way.
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