Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus sending off against Valencia prompts Rio Ferdinand advice

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus sending off against Valencia prompts Rio Ferdinand advice

Ronaldo was dismissed in the 29th minute of Juve's 2-0 Group H-opening win at Valencia on Wednesday after tangling with defender Jeison Murillo.

Ronaldo has now been sent off 11 times throughout his career.

After leaving the pitch the five-times Champions League victor, whose stoppage time penalty for Real Madrid knocked Juve out in the quarter-finals last season, waited by the tunnel entrance, seemingly on the verge of tears.

Referee Felix Brych did not hesitate in bringing out the red card to mark an end to Ronaldo's night after 28 minutes.

Thanks to two penalty-kick goals from Miralem Pjanic, Juventus opened its 2018-19 Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win over Valencia in Spain.

However, the Portugal global turned things around when he scored a brace in his side's 3-0 win over Sassuolo at the weekend.

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A two-game ban would consequently rule him out of Juve's trip to his former club.

However, his consolation will be that Juventus was cruising to a crushing victory against the Spanish team, despite being reduced to 10 men.

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the Italian Serie A football match AC Chievo vs Juventus at the Marcantonio-Bentegodi stadium in Verona on 18 August 2018.

Joao Cancelo hit the crossbar and was then fouled by Daniel Parejo as he tried to get on the rebound.

Ronaldo packed plenty of action in a 24-minute appearance as a second-half substitute as he smashed into the top corner to give Madrid a 2-1 lead.

Despite the numerical advantage, Valencia posed little threat going forward but nearly grabbed a consolation in stoppage time when it was given a penalty of its own.

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