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Barcelona’s provocation to Juventus on Ronaldo’s absence

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After winning a crucial match against Juventus, FC Barcelona provoked the Italians over Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence tonight. 

There’s no other way to look at this, Ronaldo’s absence was detrimental for Juventus against Barcelona this evening. Despite having a clear advantage throughout the 90 minutes at Allianz Stadium in the Champions League. FC Barcelona would’ve suffered against the Portuguese forward (as they historically do). Not having their best player on the pitch ahead of the match, gave the Catalan club a chance for some banter that the ‘Vecchia Signora’ responded in slick fashion.

Initially, Juventus used Paulo Dybala to describe a talented left-footed Argentine they couldn’t wait to watch play. But Messi proved he was the best player on the pitch with no Ronaldo on sight. As a cheeky response, the Catalan club sent a Tweet with the following cation: “We are glad you were able to see the GOAT on your pitch, Juventus!”

Ronaldo will have the last laugh. 

This whole situation is very reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo’s first season as a Juventus player. Atletico Madrid proved that getting on his bad side is not the best idea. During the 2018-19 season, the Colchoneros initially defeated the Bianconeri with a 2-0 result and the supporters even insulted the star. Ronaldo vowed to get revenge on the return leg and his response was undisputed.

During the next time they faced at Allianz Stadium, Cristiano eliminated Atletico from the competition with a hat-trick. The CM at FC Barcelona should think twice the next time before provoking one of the GOATs. Feeding this debate sure gets fun sometimes but it can also become a problem for any club that faces a vengeful Cristiano Ronaldo.