Reaction to Ronaldo's red mist

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to be the missing piece in Juventus' bid to win the Champions League.

The Juventus superstar was sent off with a straight red card in the 29th minute against Valencia for a foul against defender Jeison Murillo.

Sky Sport Italia reports lip-reading found that Fritz told Brych there was a tug of the hair, so the referee twice asked if it was a red card offence and twice Fritz replied in the affirmative.

And if UEFA rule that it was violent conduct by the 33-year-old they could extend his ban to two or three matches.

"Unfortunately the referee saw this - not very well - but the important thing is we responded as a team".

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.

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It was not a big problem but he was exhausted . "I have played for a few clubs, but to have my own song is a unique thing for me ", Ozil added.

"The second half was a bit too open, maybe, but Isco had a wonderful game in all aspects, on and off the ball sacrificing himself".

Down to 10 men and with a 2-0 lead, Juventus had no desire to add to their advantage and were focused on strangling any threat of Valencia clawing their way back into the game.

Mario Mandzukic, Sami Khedira and Federico Bernardeschi, who at least brought a decent save from Murara Neto, all spurned good chances to score before the drama with Ronaldo.

Ronaldo will be suspended against the Swiss club unless the red card is rescinded. "We conceded many counter-attacks and at this level you get punished", said City assistant coach Mikel Arteta, who was filling in for Guardiola. "They played well as long as they had to, until (we were) 2-0 and then we defended with order, leaving them a few shots on goal, but nothing special".

A first red card in La Liga came in Ronaldo's debut season for two petulant late bookings coming after he had missed a penalty and also scored Los Blancos' fourth goal in a 4-2 win.

Meanwhile, in group G, the defending European champions, Real Madrid, will lock horns with AS Roma, and Viktoria Plzen of the Czech Republic will host CSKA Moscow.

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