What Pavel Nedved Did At Half-Time When Cristiano Ronaldo Got Sent Off
Pavel Nedved was furious with match referee Felix Brych after he sent off Cristiano Ronaldo.
How we didn't expect Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League debut for Juventus to end...- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 19, 2018
:white_circle: With a goal
:white_circle: With a hat-trick
:radio_button: In tears
He's received his first-ever red card in the competition :open_mouth: pic.twitter.com/VbOqOAh07q
"You can't do that!"- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 19, 2018
"I think he's got room to appeal.."
A much clearer angle of Cristiano Ronaldo's red card, and it's still dividing opinion... pic.twitter.com/U034bcKuq0
Ronaldo's Juventus Champions League debut lasted a mere 29 minutes versus Valencia. He received a straight red card for appearing to pull Jeison Murillo's hair.
Bryce consulted with an official before showing Ronaldo a red card.
Juventus' vice-president Nedved was not happy at all with the referee's decision.
So much so, he attempted to confront the German official at half-time.
According to reports from Spanish outlet Marca via Football Italia, Nedved and two other board members tried to confront Brych. But he managed to avoid Juventus' protestations after making his way into the dressing room.
Ronaldo's controversial red card was the talk of the game, and it was also the 33-year-old's first red card in a Champions League fixture.
1 - Cristiano Ronaldo has received his first red card in the Champions League in his 154th appearance in the competition. Off.- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 19, 2018
Brych did, though, award the Serie A outfit with two penalties after sending Ronaldo off. Miralem Pjanić converted both spot-kicks to hand his side all three points, with Wojciech Szczesny saving a penalty from Daniel Parejo in stoppage time.
Meanwhile, Juventus revert back to their league campaign this weekend, and resume their Champions League venture versus Young Boys in a few weeks without Ronaldo's services.
Though he could still feature for Juventus when they travel to Old Trafford in October.