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Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo Score as Juventus Sail Through to UEFA Champions League Knockouts

Associated Press

Last Updated: November 25, 2020, 08:24 IST


Juventus (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Juventus (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata earned Juventus a 2-1 comeback win over Ferencvaros to book their place in the UEFA Champions League's knockout stage.

Alvaro Morata’s stoppage-time winner booked Juventus a spot in the Champions League’s knockout stage.

Combined with Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half equalizer, Morata’s header earned Juventus a 2-1 comeback win over Hungarian side Ferencvaros on Tuesday.

Barcelona, which beat Dynamo Kyiv 4-0 in the other Group G game, also advanced.

Barcelona leads the group with 12 points and Juventus has nine points while Kyiv and Ferencvaros have one point each.

While Juventus has also labored in Serie A with four wins and four draws under first-year coach Andrea Pirlo, it has not lost in either competition.

Bargain buy Morata nodded down a cross from Juan Cuadrado for his seventh goal across all competitions this season and his fifth in the Champions League.

Ronaldo cut inside a defender and placed a shot inside the near post for the equalizer before the break marking the 16th consecutive Champions League season that he has scored in.

It was Ronaldos 131st Champions League goal. The five-time Ballon dOr winner missed Juves opening two Champions League matches this season after contracting the coronavirus.

Ronaldo has scored in six of his seven appearances for Juventus this season for a total of nine goals.

Myrto Uzuni had put Ferencvaros ahead on a counter-attack early on, taking advantage of the absence of Juventus defensive stalwarts Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.

Danilo fell down while marking his opponent near midfield and Uzuni was able to redirect in a cross.

Federico Bernardeschi and Morata each hit the post for Juventus in the second half.

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first published:November 25, 2020, 03:48 IST
last updated:November 25, 2020, 08:24 IST