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For the second time from the Champions League Ronaldo had the headlines ripped away from him.
It was Aaron Ramsay who poked in the goalbound kick of Ronaldo to stop him breaking up a Champions League record by scoring from a club that is different that is 34th.
But this is Ronaldo we are currently talking about. After that misfortune, it wasnt likely to be a story on this event.
After all, records were breaking until a ball was kicked by him.
He was producing his 175th Champions League appearance — the maximum of any outfield player at the competition. Just goalkeeper Iker Casillas??shirts that with 188 appearances.
Ronaldos also the top scorer in Champions League history.
On Tuesday night, the appearance tally of surpassing AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini was about as good as it got for Ronaldo.
The first 45 minutes of the contest lacked some actual quality or excitement however with just seconds of the half of Dybala made a moment of magic to send his sides fans media to meltdown.
By an almost impossible angle, a thunderbolt struck past Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblaks hands.
Since the beginning of last year, 10 free kicks have been taken by Ronaldo and scored zero goals. Dybala has scored one in two attempts.
And it is not free kicks Ronaldo has to worry about. Dybala tops the leaderboard in the Champions League objectives department , in contrast to Ronaldos seven, Because he joined Juventus in 2018.
Ronaldos failure was made worse by the truth, in the past, he has risen to the occasion against Atl??tico.
Even the Portuguese star has scored 25 goals against Atl??tico in all competitions, just Sevilla (27) has endured more.
Throughout his time at Real Madrid alone, Ronaldo scored 22 goals against Atletico in 31 matches.
And last season, he was , hitting a hat-trick to assist a deficit to win 3-2 on aggregate in the last 16 of the Champions League is overturned by Juventus.
The 1-0 win over Atletico ensured Juventus finished high in group D and a supposedly more easy tie within this competitions round.
Atletico Madrids location in the stage of the Champions League is not yet sure and it has to beat Lokomotiv Moscow next month to make sure of eligibility.
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