Ronaldo controversially sent off, Lyon stun Man City

Ronaldo controversially sent off, Lyon stun Man City

It was a forgettable bow for Ronaldo, who was shown a straight red card following an inconspicuous coming together with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo in an off-the-ball incident, the five-time Ballon d'Or victor left in tears after his dismissal.

Cristiano Ronaldo may get to return to Old Trafford to face old club Manchester United after all despite being shown a straight red card in Juventus' win over Valencia.

Juventus still won 2-0 in Spain as Miralem Pjanic scored from the penalty spot either side of half-time.

Eventually Ronaldo was forced to smile in disbelief before heading off the pitch.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus and walked off the pitch in tears.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri insisted Ronaldo should not have been sent off and lamented the fact that the video assistant referee (VAR) has yet to be introduced into the Champions League - as it has been in Serie A.

"It is very disappointing, we nearly lost because of that and we will be without Ronaldo for the next (game)".

"You could say he's increased the players' desire to prove themselves", Allegri said.

He has received an automatic one-match ban which can not be appealed.

However, manager Julen Lopetegui preferred to talk about the team as a whole rather than individual performances from his two in-form stars following the match.

"It's obvious that the penalties have impacted us", Marcelino said.

Ronaldo started brightly, with an ambitious shot from distance, and then had a hand in teeing up two glorious chances.

It remains to be seen whether Ronaldo will miss the fixtures against United following his red card.

Valencia dominated possession after that but Juventus's well-drilled defence held firm until stoppage time when Brych awarded the third penalty of the game. First, Parejo missed a high ball and kicked Joao Cancelo before Murillo took a risk by bundling down Leonardo Bonucci.

Ronaldo is the Champions League all-time leading scorer with 120 goals and led Madrid to the title the past three years in a row.

Valencia probed but even when Daniele Rugani collided with Gabriel for a third penalty, Parejo's shot was saved by Wojciech Szczesny.

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