Cristiano Ronaldo blasted and told to apologise after Champions League blunder by Juventus legend Alessio Tacchinardi
13th March 2021

JUVENTUS star Cristiano Ronaldo has been told to apologise for his role in their Champions League defeat to Porto.

The 36-year-old cowardly turned his back in the wall, allowing Sergio Oliveira's free-kick to go through his legs and deceive goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for the winning goal.


The demand has come from Alessio Tacchinardi, who played more than 400 games for Juventus between 1994 and 2007.

He said on TMW Radio: "He [Ronaldo] was rested in last weekend's game against Lazio, so what was he doing against Porto?

"Federico Chiesa went to talk on TV, but I would have expected Ronaldo to do so. He has to make an apology to the supporters."

With fewer than six minutes remaining in extra-time, Oliveira hit a decent free-kick across the deck.

If Ronaldo had stood his ground in the wall, it is very unlikely Oliveira's effort would have got past him.

Instead, the Portuguese star turned his back and the ball flew through his gaping legs.

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The tie went on to finish 4-4 on aggregate, with Porto progressing on away goals.

It is the third time Juventus have failed to win the Champions League since Ronaldo joined the club from Real Madrid in 2018.

The main reason why the Italian giants signed him was because they wanted to win the prestigious competition.

The two-time champions haven't won the Champions League for 25 years, losing five finals since.

It is believed they will let Ronaldo leave for just £25million in the summer as they look to cut their losses.

PSG have been linked with the former Manchester United star.

Real boss Zinedine Zidane has also refused to rule out a potential return to the Bernabeu for Ronaldo.

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