Juventus beaten at Atletico to leave Ronaldo on brink of Champions League exit

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo looks on during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Frosinone on February 15, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to be the final piece in the Juventus Champions League winning jigsaw.For so long, Juventus has dominated in Italy, winning seven successive league titles with an eighth almost inevitable.

But it is the Champions League crown that it craves. Ronaldo was supposed to be the man to deliver for a club that has lost out twice in the final in the past four years.When Juventus turned to Ronaldo, a five-time winner, chasing a record-equaling sixth Champions League title, it was to inspire the team on nights like Wednesday.

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