Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming to Portugal didn’t go to plan as Juventus fell to a 2-1 defeat to Porto within the Champions League.
The 36-year-old returned to his homeland for the primary time at membership stage as a Juventus participant and was fuming when he was not awarded a late penalty.
Ronaldo went down below a problem from Alex Sandro within the fourth minute of injury-time, however referee Carlos del Cerro Grande performed on, a lot to the disbelief of most Juventus gamers.
Juventus’ Champions League last-16 first leg conflict acquired off to the worst doable begin as Rodrigo Bentancur gifted Porto the lead with a surprising again go after simply 61 seconds.
Bentancur bought Wojciech Szczesny quick, which led to Mehdi Taremi sliding in to place Porto in entrance.
And Andrea Pirlo’s facet acquired off to a different poor begin originally of the second-half as they have been 2-Zero down only a minute in because of Moussa Marega’s aim.
Federico Chiesa, who’s on mortgage at Juventus from Fiorentina, halved the deficit with eight minutes to go, however Porto held on for an important win.
Pirlo is below large stress to ship a 10th successive Serie A title to Juventus, nevertheless, his facet are eight factors behind leaders Inter Milan.
And a untimely exit from the Champions League will solely increase extra query marks over the Italian’s future in Turin.