Coutinho was ‘very anxious’ about Champions League debut

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Ronaldo was sent off on his Champions League debut for Juventus after he appeared to have grabbed Valencia defender Jeison Murillo's hair, as they tangled off the ball midway through the first half.

Juve have started the new season in good form as they look to win a domestic double for a fifth consecutive year. The result of the match 2:1 in favor of the Italian club. First, it took him a lot of matches to be able to score his first goal for the club.

But Roma fell 3-0 to holders Real Madrid in Spain with Napoli playing out a goalless draw at Red Star Belgrade.

"When we all believe that the best thing is this that has happened, we reach an agreement".


Isco curled home a sumptuous 45th-minute free-kick to give the 13-time champions the lead, before Gareth Bale made it three goals in two Champions League matches after his spectacular double in May's final triumph over Liverpool.

The 24-year-old came in as a substitute for fellow countryman, Sami Khedira, who had a suspected hamstring injury.

Despite the one-sided game, Coutinho revealed that he was feeling nervous about making his Champions League debut for the Spanish giants in front of Barca's home supporters. I think he simply needs to play and enjoy himself, scoring goals as he always does.

"We have many great players, though and sometimes we must learn how to win even without Mauro".


Many football experts were of the opinion that Ronaldo's age was the primary reason why Real Madrid chose to go ahead with the sale. "We hope the suspension will be limited".

Eusebio Di Francesco's side have not won since their opening game against Torino in August, and travel Sunday to Bologna. The decisive goal in extra time scored Roberto Frmne. 'He swipes at him and then pulls his hair, ' Andujar Oliver said on Radio MARCA.

If UEFA finds Cristiano Ronaldo for violent conduct and decides to hand the player further ban, it would force Juventus to play without Cristiano Ronaldo against Manchester United and the player could also miss the return leg where Juventus host Manchester United in Turin.

Valencia coach Marcelinho was left to rue the gulf in standards.


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