The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was guilty of turning his back on the free kick that ultimately sent the old lady crashing out of Europe.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates have been gutted by Fabio Capello after the club left the Champions League at the hands of Porto.
Two goals from Federico Chiesa were enough to prolong the game after Sergio Oliveira opened the scoring for Porto from the penalty spot before scoring the visitors’ second goal via a free kick.
Ronaldo and Adrien Rabiot had to turn their backs on Oliveira’s shot, and ex-Juve manager Capello blasted the Portuguese superstar after the team’s elimination on away goals.
What was said?
“Cristiano Ronaldo can not do that in a wall”, fumed Capello Sky Sport Italia. “Anyone who is in a wall should be aware that they can be hit and not be afraid of the ball. But he turned around and it’s an unforgivable mistake for which there is no excuse.
Ronaldo wasn’t the only one called up by Capello, with Merih Demiral conceding the penalty which led to Porto’s first goal of the night.
“Juventus made basic mistakes in both matches,” Capello continued. “There was a certain recklessness in Portugal then Demiral was naive in the penalty. It was a gift. He shouldn’t have tried to make the tackle, it was enough to stay tight.
The veterans are ashamed
Capello also criticized the fact that no older statesman has appeared for post-match interviews, criticizing Juve’s old guard for only appearing in front of the cameras when there is fame at hand. to have.
“You only see the younger players stepped in and showed their faces during the tough times,” he said. “In this team, there are veterans who show up when they win to take the credit, so you don’t see them anywhere when they lose.”