Cristiano Ronaldo momentarily came back to haunt his old club on Wednesday, netting a sublime volleyed goal for Juventus against Manchester United.
In his third Champions League match with his new club, Ronaldo bagged his first European goal, and it was well worth the wait.
At 0-0 in the second half of Wednesday’s Champions League match, Ronaldo scored a stunning volley to give Juve a 1-0 lead in Turin.
The Portuguese superstar latched onto an overhead ball from by Leonardo Bonucci, striking first-time to leave David de Gea with no chance.
And didn’t he celebrate in style, lifting up his shirt to reveal his rippling six-pack.
Unfortunately his effort was in vain as United scored two late goals to snatch an unthinkable 2-1 win.
Juve appeared to be sailing through to the knockout phase as Group H winners, but substitute Juan Mata drew the visitors level and an Alex Sandro own goal completed a remarkable finish.
United appeared to have a little more about them than they did when taught a footballing lesson by Juve at Old Trafford two weeks ago, though the hosts still controlled the first half and almost scored when Sami Khedira hit the post.
After Paulo Dybala hit the bar, there was to be no denying Ronaldo’s sumptuous effort 25 minutes from the end, but Mata struck with a fine free-kick and then Alex Sandro bundled into his own net at the death, meaning Juve have not yet secured qualification.
Manchester City star awarded ‘worst penalty ever’
Man City’s Champions League fixture against minnows Shakhtar Donetsk was expected to be a one-sided affair.
But nothing could have prepared football fans for Manchester City being on the receiving end of perhaps one of the worst penalty decisions ever seen.
Raheem Sterling was gifted a penalty after blatantly kicking the turf as he prepared for a shot, sending him flailing to the pitch.
“Oh that’s shocking, he kicks the floor,” said the commentators.That is one of the worst penalty decisions you will ever see.”