Cristiano Ronaldo was furious with fan who grabbed him by the neck during the Juventus vs Bayer Leverkusen Champions League match.
Juventus maintained their unbeaten run in the Champions League with a 2-0 victory. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a 75th minute strike before Gonzalo Higuain doubled the score in extra time. The Italian outfit were celebrating the win after the match. however, one fan ruined the night for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese forward was accosted by a fan who had run onto the pitch following Juventus’ 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen. The pitch invader was seen attempting to grab Ronaldo by the neck. The fan, who had his phone in his hand, was attempting to get a picture with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, but was a bit too enthusiastic as he ran up behind Ronaldo.
Ronaldo then acted angrily as he steered his head away while a steward carried the fan out of the pitch. Ronaldo, who is known to react kindly to fans was not at all impressed and appeared to ask: “Are you crazy.”
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Ronaldo was NOT happy at the pitch-invader 😳 pic.twitter.com/oK8fjynEeV
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Following the win, Juventus have topped the group. Which means they will now face one of the other unseeded teams from the other groups barring ones from Italy. After the match Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri said:
“It’s important to keep a sense of balance. We lost against Lazio, but for long periods it was one of our best games of the season.
“It was tough tonight against a side that is doing very well in the Bundesliga this season. We held out and as soon as their tempo dropped, we stepped up to take the points.”
He added: “We waited for Bayer Leverkusen’s tempo and aggression to drop, so when Federico Bernardeschi found enormous spaces in that area, we thought it was the right time to use all three together.
“There are times in Serie A when we showed a markedly different sense of determination than in the Champions League, especially in games that directly followed European fixtures. That is something within our minds that we need to work on.”
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