Reaction to Ronaldo's red mist

Reaction to Ronaldo's red mist

Reaction to Ronaldo's red mist

Sky Sport Italia reports lip-reading found that Fritz told Brych there was a tug of the hair, so the referee twice asked if it was a red card offence and twice Fritz replied in the affirmative.

While Ronaldo's presence has raised hopes Juve can end their 22-year wait for European success, the Bianconeri demonstrated they can still prosper without him as Pjanic's spot-kicks either side of half-time secured a hard-earned three points on the road.

You simply can not lay your hands on the face or head of an opponent, especially when it looked like Ronaldo may have pulled some of his hair.

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

Valencia's last game in the Champions League was Gary Neville's first as manager and there have been four more in charge since.

It was his first red card in 154 Champions League games and means he may miss a return to Old Trafford when Juventus play his former club Manchester United next month.

Ronaldo was dismissed in the 29th minute of Juve's match at Valencia on Wednesday after tangling with Jeison Murillo.

"Referee Felix Brych had his back to the incident".

He has received an automatic one-match ban which can not be appealed.

UEFA regulation 50.01 states: "As a rule, a player who is sent off the field of play is suspended for the next match in a UEFA club competition (i.e. UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League or UEFA Super Cup)".

Ronaldo started brightly, with an ambitious shot from distance, and then had a hand in teeing up two glorious chances, crossing for Federico Bernardeschi to set up Sami Khedira, before misfiring into the path of Mario Mandzukic six yards out.

Once Ronaldo is up and running, they will be well placed to chase a first Champions League title since 1996.

"It is very disappointing, we nearly lost because of that and we will be without Ronaldo for the next (game)".

Burnely said the man with the whistle should have taken his time with making the decision and should have given the incident another look on VAR.

Manchester United top the early Group H table, though, after continuing their recent upturn in form by brushing aside Young Boys 3-0 in Bern to notch a third straight win in all competitions.

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