Capello slams Ronaldo for turning back as Porto eliminate Juventus

Fabio Capello, the former Juventus manager, has slammed forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, over the way he failed to defend FC Porto’s free-kick in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie on Tuesday night.

Ronaldo was in the Juventus wall but turned his back at a key moment, allowing Sergio Oliveira’s free-kick from a distance to go under as Porto knocked Andrea Pirlo’s side out of the Champions League.

Juventus were eliminated on a 4-4 aggregate, having lost 2-1 in the first-leg in Portugal.

Reacting, Capello was not impressed with Ronaldo as he called the 36-year-old’s error ‘unforgivable’.

“Certain goals cannot be conceded,” Capello said in his role as Sky Sport Italia pundit.

“Cristiano Ronaldo jumping and turning in the wall… whoever is in the wall cannot be afraid of being hit.

“It’s an unforgivable mistake that has no excuse.”

He added, “In my day, you chose the players who went into the wall, and they couldn’t be someone afraid of the ball.

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“They were scared of the ball and jumped away from it, turning their backs. That is unforgivable. You see, only the youngest players actually stepped in and showed their face during the tough moments.

“In this team, there are some veterans who turn up when they win to take the credit, they are nowhere to be seen when they lose.”

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