Cristiano Ronaldo had one other second to neglect whereas defending a free-kick in a wall.
Throughout Juventus’ Serie A conflict in opposition to Parma on Wednesday night time, the 36-year-old lined up in a four-man wall with Gaston Brugman standing over a free-kick.
As Brugman struck the ball, Ronaldo had his arms over his eyes and DUCKED whereas the Parma midfielder’s effort flew over him and into the again of the web for the sport’s opening objective.
Regardless of the 25th-minute setback, Juventus managed to show the sport round due to objectives from Alex Sandro (2) and Matthijs de Ligt.
It isn’t the primary time Ronaldo has had a questionable second in a free-kick wall, although.
The Portugal captain turned his again within the wall for Sergio Oliveira’s beautiful free-kick in opposition to Porto which led to Juventus’ Champions League exit final month.
Porto knocked Juve out on away objectives after extra-time with Oliveira’s long-range free-kick 5 minutes from the top proving pivotal.
Juventus’ hopes of profitable a 10th successive Serie A title look all however over as they path leaders Inter Milan by 11 factors with six video games to play.
Juve’s shortcomings domestically and in Europe have led to experiences claiming Ronaldo may depart this summer season – a yr earlier than his contract expires.
Nonetheless, Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo performed down solutions of a direct exit for his star man.
He stated: “We aren’t occupied with it, he has one yr left on his contract and we’re completely happy he can proceed enjoying for us.
“We’re targeted on this season and we need to conclude it greatest approach attainable.
“He’s having an amazing season and final yr he had a really nice marketing campaign.”