Cristiano Ronaldo can not understand Juventus complaints over last-gasp penalty

Elias Hubbard
April 12, 2018

Gareth Bale was hauled off in Real Madrid's Champions League clash against Juventus tonight - and now pretty much everyone thinks the Welshman's time in Spain is over.

Zinedine Zidane's men are in complete control of the fixture after steamrolling past the Old Lady in Turin with a 3-0 victory.

But Juventus can't be counted out just yet - yes their form is all over the place right now, but they still have enough attacking firepower to be unsafe in a situation like this if Real Madrid get complacent.

If they do go out, this could be the end of an era for a Juve side that have made it to two Champions League finals in the past three seasons.

The Italians will also be without the services of the mercurial Paulo Dybala after the Argentine picked up a red card in the first leg.

But Gonzalo Higuain will have some respite as Real Madrid are without suspended captain Sergio Ramos.

This will be the 21st meeting between the two clubs in European football, with only Madrid and Bayern having met more times [24].

Juve have kept clean sheets in six of their last 10 away matches, but tonight they'll be facing Cristiano Ronaldo, who has never failed to score past them. This year at home in the Champions League, Madrid have defeated APOEL, Dortmund and PSG while drawing Spurs.

Despite struggles in La Liga, they are going strong in the Champions League.

"I don't understand why they are protesting", he said to reporters after the game.

Keylor Navas, Marcelo Vieira, Marcos Llorente, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal, Luka Modrić, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Blaise Matuidi and Sami Khedira feature in midfield alongside the returning Miralem Pjanic.

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