Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey has apologised to his fellow team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo after Ramsey denied Ronaldo a goal during their Champions League clash against Lokomotiv Moscow. Juventus won the match 2-1. The result means that the Italian champions have qualified for the knockout stages of the competition.
The Wales international scored from a free-kick taken by Ronaldo to tap over the line against Lokomotiv Moscow, preventing his Portuguese colleague from making more history in the Champions League. Douglas Costa scored the winning goal during injury time to deny a point to Lokomotiv Moskow and sent Juventus through to the Champions League knockout stages.
The ball was crossing the goal line, which would have seen the five-time Ballon D'Or winner become the first man to score against 34 different teams in the Champions League. Ronaldo is tied with Lionel Messi and Raul for scoring against 33 different teams.
The former Arsenal player told Italian media outlets after the match that he thought the keeper was a lot closer to him and had a chance of diving back and maybe clearing it. His instinct took over to make sure that it went over the line. He even went on to say that he has apologized to Ronaldo.
On his team’s qualification, Ramsey stated that qualification to the next round was their target. i.e. to come into the game to win it and to secure qualification. However, the Welsh star believes that they still have work to do to finish at the top. Now that they have achieved their target of qualifying, they are happy that they've done it and now look forward to the upcoming matches.