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The Juventus manager believes that Juventus supporters showed the perfect attitude towards Ronaldo’s stunning overhead goal against Juventus in the Champions League.
Last night Madrid thrashed the Serie A giants Juventus by 3-0 goals at the Allianz Stadium in the Champions League round of 8, where the Real Madrid ace received a standing ovation from the home crowd because of his wonder goal.
At the beginning of the match, the 33-year-old scored one for his side and showed his brilliance just past the hour mark for Spanish giants with a stunning overhead kick beyond the veteran Gianluigi Buffon.
In the post-match presentation, the Juventus gaffer voiced: "He has been the best forward in the world in recent years. He has a clarity that nobody else has.
"The fans showed class [by applauding]. Football is a show and when there is a moment like this one, it is correct to applaud.
"The best two teams are Real Madrid and Barcelona because one has Ronaldo and the other has [Lionel] Messi, which is a major advantage."
It was a last year’s final rematch between Juventus and Real Madrid, where Madrid won the match comfortably by 4-1 goals against the Old Lady’s, but in this rematch Juventus did not fare much better, the Italian side response well in the first half against Madrid, but unfortunate not to get a goal in the first half, and after the interval they just fell apart.
Last night Ronaldo scored two for Madrid, and Marcelo scored the last goal against them, while the Argentine star of Juve Paulo Dybala was sent off in the second half.
It was Juventus’s first loss in their backyard since November and their first at home against the Spanish giants since 1962.
The Juventus manager voiced: "Up until their second goal, we had defended very well and allowed Real very little,"
"There was this misunderstanding and we were made to pay. All three goals could’ve been avoided, really, but in these games, if you don't have a little bit of luck and the opposition do, it becomes difficult.
"Playing against Real Madrid and thinking of keeping two clean sheets is just about impossible, so you have to try to score goals. The team did well, Dybala had that chance, but Ronaldo scored with a half-chance. He has found the net in his last 10 Champions League games, so it's not a surprise.
"The 3-0 result is disappointing, above all as Sergio Ramos will be suspended for the second leg, so with 2-0 we could've had some hope. We've got the Scudetto and Coppa Italia [final against AC Milan] to play for, so we'll think about that from tomorrow.
"I have nothing to reproach my players, as we were up against the best
center-forward in the world and paid for a few mistakes. We have to lift our heads, think about the Serie A race and then go to Madrid to play our game."