Juventus expects challenging game away to Lokomotiv
Nov 09 2019
Juventus defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 in Russian Federation, thanks to goals from Aaron Ramsey and Douglas Costa. Ronaldo spoke a few words to his manager before he walked off the pitch.
As he continued to walk the Portuguese forward then turned and signalled with two fingers something that had annoyed him.
Speaking after the game Sarri played down Ronaldo's reaction, insisting he was frustrated because he had suffered a minor knee problem.
The visitors looked like they would run away with outright victory after regulation period having taken the lead through Shkodran Mustafi with less than ten minutes to the end of the match. "At the break he was already anxious about it. Then, when I saw him make a movement I didn't like when he was accelerating I took him off because I was scared that he might do himself real harm".
Ronaldo didn't look too impressed and Ramsey looked a bit sheepish whilst celebrating the goal and after the match the Welshman explained why he "stole" the goal and confirmed he'd apologised to his teammate, saying, "I thought the keeper was a lot closer to me and had a chance of diving back and maybe clearing it".
The Brazilian collected the ball outside the area and raced past three defenders, exchanged passes with Gonzalo Higuain who backheeled the return to him and then left two more players in his wake before beating goalkeeper Guilherme to silence the Lokomotiv stadium.
He was unfortunate not to do so, however, when his third-minute free-kick was tapped in by Aaron Ramsey on the line to deny the former Manchester United star the opening goal of the night.
Far from outclassed, Lokomotiv almost went ahead in the 78th minute but Joao Mario saw his shot cleared off the line by Leonardo Bonucci with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny caught out of his ground.
Ramsey's goal was his second for Juventus since joining from Arsenal on a free this summer. Karim Benzema added a fourth just before half-time and became only the second player after Lionel Messi to score in 15 consecutive Champions League campaigns.