CR7 frustrated as Atletico beat Juve
MADRID (AP): Atletico Madrid kept Cristiano Ronaldo in check yesterday, defeating Juventus 2-0 in a first-leg match in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin scored late goals to give Atletico the win in a game in which video review played a key role, with two big calls going against the hosts.
Ronaldo, jeered nearly every time he touched the ball, had a quiet performance in his first match in the Spanish capital since leaving Real Madrid last summer. He came close to scoring with a booming shot from a free kick less than 10 minutes into the match, but had few opportunities after that.
Heavily marked from the start, Ronaldo was not able to add to his good record against the old rivals, who he helped eliminate in four straight seasons in the Champions League while playing for Real Madrid.
Atletico had a first-half penalty for a foul on Diego Costa reversed by video review, and VAR (Video Assistant Referee) also disallowed a second-half goal by Alvaro Morata.
But Gimenez found the net from inside the area in the 78th, and Godin added to the lead with an angled shot in the 83rd.