A Champions League without Cristiano Ronaldo? It’s hard to believe but it could happen if the Juventus stays out of the top four in Serie A. Old lady is fourth at the moment, tied in points with the Naples, fifth and his next rival this Wednesday. A crucial duel between both clubs and that could be decisive in the absence of a few days to close the championship.
Porto’s elimination from Turin Juventus in the round of 16 marked Cristiano Ronaldo’s early farewell to the Champions League. An absence that could be even more noticeable next season if the team White black fails to finish in the top four in Serie A. An unusual concern for a club accustomed to winning the Scudetto every year. But the debut of Andrea Pirlo on the bench he is not getting the expected results.
This Wednesday Cristiano Ronaldoy the rest of the players of the Juventus they have a key game against him Naples. This is the postponed duel corresponding to matchday 3, when the Partenopean team did not travel to Turin due to the positives it had in its squad then. Serie A punished him with defeat and one point less, but the southern Italian team appealed and the College of Guarantees of the Italian Olympic Committee He gave them the reason: the game had to be played. The date, this Wednesday, April 7 (6:45 p.m.).
Cristiano Mr. Champions
At this time, the Juventus occupies the fourth place in the A league, with 56 points, the same as Naples, ranked fifth. The team White black this 12 points behind Inter, leader; four from Milan and two from Atalanta. With this, a victory against those of Gatusso it would help them to close distance with the team Red-black and overtake the bergamasco team, but a defeat would leave them out of the Champions League positions. After the duel on Wednesday, Juve will have another eight days to play, with pending matches against the three that they currently have at the top of the table.
– Serie A League (@SerieA) April 3, 2021
The classification of the Juventus among the first four to be able to dispute the next campaign of the Champions League. The Italian team is a regular in the competition and an edition of the tournament without Cristiano Ronaldo. If the elimination in the second round generated a buzz about his future, staying out of the Champions League would be the trigger to leave Turin.
Cristiano Ronaldo debuted in the Champions League in 2003, with Manchester United, when he was barely 16 years old. Since then, the Portuguese has forged his legend in this competition in which he remains as the highest scorer in history -134 goals– and five titles won.