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TURIN, Italy — Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice but could not prevent Juventus from going out of the Champions League despite a 2-1 victory over Lyon in its rearranged second-leg match on Friday.

The French team progressed to the quarterfinals on away goals after a 2-2 draw on aggregate.

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Lyon eliminates Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus from Champions …

About Cristiano
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM (European Portuguese: [kɾiʃˈtjɐnu ʁɔˈnaɫdu]; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballons d’Or and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player. He has won 30 major trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League title. Ronaldo holds the records for the most goals (130) and assists (40) in the history of the UEFA Champions League. He is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances and has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.Born and raised in Madeira, Ronaldo began his senior club career playing for Sporting CP, before signing with Manchester United in 2003, aged 18. After winning the FA Cup in his first season, he helped United win three successive Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup; at age 23, he won his first Ballon d’Or. In 2009, Ronaldo was the subject of the then-most expensive association football transfer when signed for Real Madrid in a transfer worth €94 million (£80 million). There, Ronaldo won 15 trophies, including two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, and four UEFA Champions League titles, and became the club’s all-time top goalscorer. After joining Madrid, Ronaldo finished runner-up for the Ballon d’Or three times, behind Lionel Messi—his perceived career rival—before winning back-to-back Ballons d’Or from 2013–2014 and again from 2016–2017. After winning a third consecutive Champions League title in 2018, Ronaldo became the first player to win the trophy five times. In 2018, he signed for Juventus in a transfer worth an initial €100 million (£88 million), the highest ever paid by an Italian club and the highest ever paid for a player over 30 years old. He won the Serie A in his first two seasons with the club.
A Portuguese international, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation in 2015. He made his senior debut in 2003 at age 18, and has since earned over 160 caps, including appearing and scoring in ten major tournaments, becoming Portugal’s most capped player and his country’s all-time top goalscorer. He scored his first international goal at Euro 2004 and helped Portugal reach the final of the competition. He assumed full captaincy in July 2008, leading Portugal to their first-ever triumph in a major tournament by winning Euro 2016, and received the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament. He became the highest European international goalscorer of all-time in 2018.One of the most marketable and famous athletes in the world, Ronaldo was ranked the world’s highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017 and the world’s most famous athlete by ESPN from 2016 to 2019. Time included him on their list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. Ronaldo is the first footballer, as well as only the third sportsman, to earn $1 billion in their career.

Memphis Depay scored an early penalty but also conceded one at the end of the first half, which was converted by Ronaldo. The Juventus forward also netted in the second period and came close to completing another hat trick in the competition.

Lyon will face Manchester City in the single-elimination quarterfinals in Lisbon after the English team beat Real Madrid 2-1 on the night to progress 4-2 on aggregate.

Lyon eliminates Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus from Champions …

The Juventus-Lyon match was rescheduled from March 17 after the coronavirus pandemic which shut down sports around the globe. The French league did not resume while Juventus struggled after the restart of Serie A but nevertheless claimed a record-extending ninth successive title.

Depay would not have been able to play had the match taken place as scheduled because he had a serious knee injury.

No supporters were allowed into the stadium but a crowd of about 50 Juventus fans were gathered outside to welcome their team as well as hurl insults at the Lyon team bus.

There was a minute’s silence before the match in honour of the victims of the coronavirus.

Juventus needed to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Lyon but had to start without key forward Paulo Dybala, who was recovering from a thigh injury and was on the bench.

Lyon started the brighter and took the lead in the 12th minute. Houssem Aouar went down in the penalty area under a challenge from Rodrigo Bentancur, who clearly also got the ball but replays revealed Federico Bernardeschi also caught the player slightly from behind.

Depay chipped the resulting penalty straight down the middle.

There was another controversial penalty at the other end shortly before halftime when Miralem Pjanic’s free kick hit Depay’s arm and the referee awarded a spot kick although it arguably wasn’t in an unnatural position. Ronaldo fired it into the bottom right corner.

And Ronaldo doubled his tally on the hour mark when he curled a fantastic strike into the top right corner. It extended his all-time record in the competition to 131 goals.

Ronaldo went close to scoring the goal that would have seen Juventus through but headed a corner narrowly over the bar from close range.

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