The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was responsible for the Old Lady’s exit from Europe by turning his back on a free kick.
Fabio Capello has savaged Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates following the club’s Champions League exit at the hands of Porto.
After Sergio Oliveira opened the scoring for Porto from the penalty spot before netting the visitors’ second goal from a free kick, Federico Chiesa’s two goals were enough to send the game to extra time.
Both Ronaldo and Adrien Rabiot have been chastised for turning their backs on Oliveira’s shot, and former Juventus coach Capello has slammed the Portuguese superstar following the team’s elimination on away goals.
What was said?
Capello fumed on Sky Sport Italia,
“Cristiano Ronaldo can’t do that in a wall.” “Anyone who is in a wall should be mindful that they might be struck and should not be afraid of the ball. However, he turned around, and this is an unforgivable error for which there is no justification.”
Capello singled out not only Ronaldo, but also Merih Demiral, who gave up the penalty that led to Porto’s first goal of the night.
“Juventus made basic errors in both matches,” Capello continued. “Portugal was reckless, and Demiral was naive in the penalty shootout. That was a thoughtful gesture. He shouldn’t have attempted the tackle; staying close was enough.”