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Ronaldo Blamed For Juve's Shock UCL Elimination

With Juventus having been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by a 10-man Porto on Tuesday night, many took aim at Cristiano Ronaldo, blaming the competition's record goalscorer for the Italian giants' shock elimination.

Click through the gallery above to see some images of a frustrated Ronaldo during Juve's clash with Porto on Tuesday.

The Portuguese giants advanced to the quarter-finals of the tournament via the away goals ruling after a 4-4 aggregate score between themselves and Andrea Pirlo's men in the round of 16.

Porto's two away strikes in their 3-2 loss to the Bianconeri in the second leg were enough to see them knock Ronaldo and company out of Europe's biggest club competition, with one of their goals causing a lot of controversy, particularly for Juve's 36-year-old forward.

In the 115th minute of extra-time, Sergio Oliveira scored from an incredible long-range free-kick, one that he purposely struck under the wall. Upon replays, it appeared that the ball went directly through Ronaldo's legs as he turned his back on the effort.  

Legendary Italian manager Fabio Capello was among those criticising the Juve striker, telling Sky Sport Italia: "That was an unforgivable error.

"In my day, you chose the players who went into the wall and they couldn't be someone afraid of the ball. They were scared of the ball and jumped away from it, turning their backs. That's unforgivable."

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who now works as a pundit, also pointed out Ronaldo's mistake on CBS Sports, saying: "That's schoolboy stuff from Ronaldo."

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Juve have now been dumped out of the Champions League by Ajax Amsterdam, Olympique Lyon and Porto since Ronaldo's arrival in Turin in 2018, making it no further than the quarter-final stage of the competition during that time.

Where does Ronaldo rank among the best-paid footballers in the Champions League this season? See below!

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