UCL: Juventus finishes as group leaders, as Ronaldo comes up top in “G. O. A. T” clash

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties to take his Champions League goal tally to 134 as Juventus beat an uninspiring Barcelona to seal top spot in Group G.

Ronaldo sent Marc-Andre ter Stegen the wrong way after being fouled by Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo.

Juve doubled their lead through Weston McKennie’s bicycle kick before Ronaldo added his second from the spot after Clement Lenglet handled the ball with his hand. 

It is Barcelona’s first defeat in a group game since 2016 and its first home defeat since 2009.

They started the day with a three-point cushion over Juve but finish second and will be unseeded in Monday’s last-16 draw.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Ronaldo, regarded as the two greatest players of their generation, faced one another for the first time since May 2018.

While Ronaldo scored two, Messi was frustrated by 42-year-old Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon, who made a fine saves string.

Champions League Results from TUESDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2020

Lazio 2 – 2 Club Bruges 

Zenit St Petersburg 1 – 2 B Dortmund 

Chelsea 1 – 1 FK Krasnodar 

Rennes 1 – 3 Sevilla 

Barcelona 0 – Juventus 

Dynamo Kyiv 1 – 0 Ferencvárosi TC 

RB Leipzig 3 – 2 Man Utd 

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