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CR7 Comments On Wonder Strike, Slams Man Utd Tactics

Cristiano Ronaldo looked set to be the hero for Juventus following his wonder strike against Manchester United, but two late goals by the visitors spoiled his mood, and he slammed his former side's tactic after their 2-1 win over the Italian club.

Click through the mini-gallery to see images of Ronaldo's superb volley against United on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old scored Juventus' opener with a classy volley in the second half, before two late goals – one by Juan Mata, who converted from a direct free-kick, and an own goal from Alex Sandro – turned the game on its head.

After the match, the Portuguese forward insisted that Jose Mourinho's side were lucky to take anything away from the Allianz Stadium.

"The Champions League is a special competition, where you could be winning, but can't relax as anything can happen," Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia.

"We dominated the game for 90 minutes, had so many chances, could've killed it off three or four times, but we relaxed and were punished.

"Manchester United did nothing to win the game. You can't even talk about luck, because you have to find your own luck and in this case, we just gifted it to them.

"Now we've got to lift our heads, as we played really well and are still top of the group."

Ronaldo, who scored his first UEFA Champions League goal for Juventus in the fixture, also commented on his superb strike.

"I was happy with the goal, but, of course, I'm a little bit disappointed because we should win the game with three or four goals," he added.

"Manchester didn't do much, they had two chances on set-pieces. I know English teams are always looking for set-pieces.

"We will learn from our mistakes and we are still top of the group, so it's all good."

Read: Mourinho: Why I Did Gesture To Juve Fans

The defeat was Juve's first loss at home in the group stage of the competition since December 2009, and it prevented them from qualifying for the knockout stages.

They now have two more chances against Valencia and Young Boys Bern to secure their ticket to the round of 16.

Do you agree with Ronaldo that Juventus should have beaten United by three or four goals? Have your say in the comments section below.


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