UCL: Juventus crash out on away goals despite 2-1 victory over Lyon

Cristiano Ronaldo Photo credit: Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo’s two goals inspired Juventus to a 2-1 comeback victory over Lyon but it wasn’t enough as a 2-2 aggregate draw saw them crash out of the Champions League on away goals.

Trailing 1-0 from February’s the first leg – which took place 163 days prior – recently-crowned Serie A champions Juve found themselves needing to score three goals after Memphis Depay’s nonchalant 12th-minute Panenka penalty.

Ronaldo reduced the arrears two minutes before the break with a penalty of his own and gave Juventus further hope when he rocketed his 130th Champions League goal into the top corner on the hour.

But Lyon withstood the late bombardment to book a quarter-final clash with Manchester City on August 15, as Juventus’ 24-year wait for Champions League glory continued.

 

Source: Sky Sports 

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