Valencia 0 Juventus 2: Pjanic hits the spot after Ronaldo sees red

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale Lionel Messi of Barcelona Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale Lionel Messi of Barcelona Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich

Ronaldo exited the match in the 29th minute after tangling with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo after the hugely controversial red card decision that left the Portugese star in tears.

Jacobelli also rounded on Brych for having "invented" a last-minute penalty awarded to Valencia - which home captain Dani Parejo then missed - concluding that the 43-year-old "should be expelled from the Uefa ranks for his shameful handling of the match".

Ronaldo's red card did not affect Juve's performance as they went on to win 2-0 thanks to a penalty brace from midfielder Miralem Pjanic.

Ronaldo looked baffled and kept professing his innocence, sitting down on the pitch in disbelief.

It remains to be seen how UEFA judge Ronaldo's offence, and dissent, but he is set to miss the next European game at home to Young Boys on 2 October.

It was a very emotional moment for Ronaldo as his Champions League debut for Juventus ended in acrimonious fashion.

Ronaldo's first send off in 154 Champions League appearances sparked reaction from across the world from pundits and fans alike, with most commentators miffed over the referee's ruling, failing to understand how the official thought the clash with Murillo was bad enough to warrant send off without giving Ronaldo a warning first. "These three important points, which allow us to face the group in a different way, but we still have to win the matches that are left".

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But the Swiss champions' artificial pitch will take some getting used to, and was the reason why United left Antonio Valencia behind.

"He was upset and he needs time to calm down", Allegri said.

But Lyon, who have only won two of their first five Ligue 1 matches this term, held on to clinch a famous victory and ease the pressure on coach Bruno Genesio.

"What I've said before is that whoever we pick will be a wonderful solution and I have nothing else to add to that", he said.

Ronaldo started brightly, with an ambitious shot from distance, and then had a hand in teeing up two glorious chances.

Juventus won the game 2-0.

Discussing Ronaldo's red card - which has put him in doubt for a reunion against former club Manchester United - Marcelino told reporters: "He was very upset, even crying, because he said he didn't do anything wrong".

The other Group F game saw Hoffenheim make its Champions League debut in Ukraine.

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