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Cristiano Ronaldo 'Robbed' Of Incredible Backheel Assist As Juventus Teammates 'Let Him Down Again'

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Cristiano Ronaldo 'Robbed' Of Incredible Backheel Assist As Juventus Teammates 'Let Him Down Again'

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was denied a magnificent backheel assist in his side's 2-1 Coppa Italia triumph over Atalanta on Wednesday.

Dejan Kulusevski opened the scoring in the first half for Juventus at the Citta del Tricolore before Atalanta levelled through Ruslan Malinovskiy ahead of half-time.

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However, Andrea Pirlo's men would emerge as victors on the night as Federico Chiesa scored the winner in the second half against 10-men Atalanta.

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Ronaldo added another piece of major silverware to his ever-expanding cabinet amid uncertainty surrounding his long-term future in Turin.

The 36-year-old Portuguese superstar has been heavily criticised for his defensive contributions, including his bizarre actions in the Juventus free-kick wall on more than one occasion.

Fans have defended Ronaldo by pointing out that his Juventus teammates have 'let him down' this season as the Italian side were beaten to the Serie A title by Inter Milan.

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During the Coppa Italia final, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner came close to registering a superb backheel assist in the second half.

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Ronaldo charged into the Atalanta box and caught Cristian Romero out by complete surprise with a fantastic first-time backheel.

The Portugal captain put the ball on a silver platter for an onrushing Chiesa, who only had Pierluigi Gollini to beat as the Atalanta defence scrambled back.

Chiesa took a touch before unleashing a curling right-footed shot around Gollini, only to see his effort come bouncing off the post.

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Ronaldo's frustrations were spotted as the former Real Madrid superstar had his hands in the air in disbelief after Chiesa's miss.

Juventus are currently fifth in the Serie A table and are one point behind fourth-place Napoli as the race for top four heads to the final day of the season.

The Old Lady will clash with Bologna at the Renato Dall'Ara on 23rd May.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/PA

Topics: Football, Serie A, Atalanta, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo, Italy

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