Not juve, Ronaldo knocked out of UCL by Lyon Once again

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Lyon again proved Cristiano Ronaldo’s nemesis in the last 16 of the Champions League as Juventus were knocked out on Friday.

Cristiano Ronaldo had been an ever-present in the Champions League quarter-finals for 10 years, but Friday’s exit to Lyon might have felt a little too familiar.

Ronaldo’s Juventus crashed out on away goals – despite a 2-1 second-leg victory – as their number seven could only score twice after Memphis Depay’s penalty doubled Lyon’s aggregate advantage.

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The result brought an end to the Portuguese’s streak of appearances in the last eight of the competition, yet the tie was surprisingly similar to his previous round-of-16 exit.

When Ronaldo last fell at this hurdle in 2009-10, Real Madrid – then enjoying his first season in Spain – were also dumped out by Lyon.

The French side, as this season, built on their 1-0 advantage from the first leg at home and a Ronaldo goal proved only enough for a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo has now scored against Lyon for three clubs, but he might well be keen to see the back of this particular opponent.

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