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Ronaldo and Higuain score to knock Leverkusen into Europa

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Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain secured a 0-2 victory for Juventus that saw Bayer Leverkusen drop down to the Europa League

Juve’s passage to the last 16 was secure, but Leverkusen was desperately trying to keep their Champions League dream alive.

Statistics from the game show that the hosts played like a team desperate for a result, while the visitors were lackluster at best.

However, for all their efforts, Leverkusen quiet simply lacked the quality to compete againat Europe’s elite.

Even on a day that Bianconeri were not at their best, they were too much for the Germans.

Who else but Cristiano Ronaldo put them ahead in the 75th minute.

The Portuguese got on the end of a Paulo Dybala cross to make it 0-1.

Then in the second minute of stoppage time, Argentine Higuain made it two. He picked up an awkward squared ball from Dybala.

Between the two goals, a combination of Ronaldo, Dybala, and or Higuain was involved.

Maurizio Sarri may want to reconsider his “those three can’t play together” theory.