Juventus midfielder Matuidi: Ronaldo dismissal was incomprehensible

Juventus midfielder Matuidi: Ronaldo dismissal was incomprehensible

Juventus midfielder Matuidi: Ronaldo dismissal was incomprehensible

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to face Manchester United despite being sent off on his Champions League debut for Juventus.

Ronaldo is among the frontrunners for the prestigious prize, which considers performances during the calendar year, as well as "overall behaviour on and off the pitch".

The Portuguese was sent off for putting his hand on Valencia defender Jeison Murillo's head and this had let to a complete fiasco in the European circuit.

Jose Mourinho's men were inspired by Paul Pogba on the artificial pitch, as the French World Cup victor drilled home a brilliant opener before converting a penalty on the stroke of half-time, and setting up Anthony Martial for the third.

The Champions League, which was one of the main reasons the Italian Serie A champions chose to sign the superstar was supposed to be the showcase for CR7.

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It is certain that Ronaldo will miss the next game against Young Boys and his ban could be extended if UEFA chooses to take further disciplinary actions following the report submitted by the match referee.

27 to decide whether to extend the ban.

He told BBC Radio Five Live: "Just knowing how much Ronaldo cares, I've seen it in training".

Despite Ronaldo's dismissal, Juventus recorded an impressive 2-0 win at the Mestalla Stadium, with Miralem Pjanic scoring twice from the penalty spot. "It was very harsh, I think if you saw the replays, you could see it's an incomprehensible decision", Matuidi said. Uefa has the power to increase the suspension if it decides that the player's...

'We did not want to sell him, but he wanted to go for personal reasons and we understood that, for all the good things he had done, we had to open the door for him. It was spotted by the additional assistant, standing behind the goal, who may have thought Ronaldo threw an elbow but that was not the case.

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