Despite scoring his first Champions League goal in Juventus colors, Cristiano Ronaldo was not a happy man after the Italian giants 'gifted' Manchester United a late dramatic 2-1 victory in a Champions League clash played at Turin.
The Portuguese has scored 7 goals in the Serie A for the Bianconeri, but was unable to break his duck in the Champions League. That changed on Tuesday night after Cristiano Ronaldo struck a magnificent volley to open his Champions League goal-scoring account with Juventus.
It was his 8th goal for Juventus in all competitions and 121st goal in the competition that Cristiano Ronaldo loves the most. But a night of delight ended in frustration after Manchester United rallied back to script an incredible comeback thanks to Juan Mata's fine-freekick and minutes later a scramble in the box which led to Alex Sandra prodding the ball into his own net.
There were chances aplenty for Juventus to kill the game with Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado guilty of not making the most of it. But it was the introduction of Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini for United that changed the complexion of the game.
The five-time Champions League winner, Cristiano Ronaldo who is entrusted with the job of leading Juventus to their first ever European title since 1996, had no sympathy for his former side as he believed that Manchester United were not worthy winners of the match.
United did nothing to win the game," Ronaldo told Sky Sports Italia.
"We dominated for 90 minutes, had so many chances, could have killed it off three or four times, but we relaxed and were punished.
"You can't even talk about luck, because you have to find your own luck and in this case, we just gifted it to them.
"Now we've got to lift our heads, as we played really well and are still top of the group."
Had Juventus won, they could have sealed their passage into the knockout phases of the tournament. But now, they will have to wait for the games against Valencia and Young Boys to seal their fate. However, Juventus still top the group with nine points, two points ahead of Manchester United at second place. While Valencia still stays in the hunt with five points, bottom-placed Young Boys are already eliminated, having just claimed just one point in four games.