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Buffon Makes Shock Ronaldo Claim

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon has made a stunning claim about Cristiano Ronaldo's time with the Italian giants.

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The Portuguese forward joined the Italian giants in 2018 after nine incredible years at Real Madrid, during which he became widely thought of as one of the greatest footballers of all time. 

Ronaldo's goalscoring exploits continued in Italy as Juve claimed five trophies with the A Selecao captain up front, although the UEFA Champions League title proved unattainable. 

Buffon, who returned to the Turin-based club in 2019 after spending a season in France with Paris Saint-Germain, has since admitted that he believes Juve lost their identity following Ronaldo's arrival.  

"Juventus had the chance to win the Champions League the first year he arrived, which was the year I was at Paris Saint-Germain, and I couldn't figure out what happened," the Italian shot-stopper told TUDN.com regarding Juve's quarter-final exit at the hands of Ajax Amsterdam in the 2018/19 campaign.

"When I returned, I worked with Ronaldo for two years and we did well together, but I think Juventus lost that DNA of being a team.

"We reached the Champions League final in 2017 because we were a side full of experience, but above all we were a single unit and there was this competition for places within the group that was very strong.

"We lost that with Ronaldo."

Ronaldo scored 101 goals and assisted a further 22 strikes in 134 games across all competitions for the Bianconeri. 

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