Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Cristiano Ronaldo: Luis Figo makes Champions League admission about Juventus forward

Cristiano Ronaldo: Luis Figo makes Champions League admission about Juventus forward

Joao Pedro pulled Cagliari level in the 36th minute but an own goal from Filip Bradaric 125 seconds later gave the hosts an advantage they would not relinquish.

Then Cristiano Ronaldo provided the assist for Juan Cuadrado's goal hand Max Allegri's side all three points.

Ronaldo failed to add to his seven-goal league tally for new club Juventus with the Portuguese superstar hitting the woodwork before next week's Champions League visit by former club Manchester United.

Neymar, speaking to Curry via The Players" Tribune, said: "Facing Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - and I played with Messi, who is, for me, one of the greatest footballers of all time, and he is my idol in football.

"We have to defend better, we concede too many goals and risked letting in an equaliser in the 85th minute". As I work to score goals and win games without being an obsession.

Allegri added, "We need to keep clear heads at all times, otherwise we can concede from the opposition's first cross and then nearly concede another from Cagliari's only chance in the second half".

'We came back from Manchester by plane and we were very exhausted.

"We have the chance to secure (Champions League) qualification and then we go to AC Milan before the worldwide break".

"It won't be easy, it never is easy to win and we all saw that against Empoli where we struggled, because we started well and then fell asleep", said Allegri of last week's league match which Juventus won thanks to a Ronaldo second-half brace.

"Douglas Costa had a muscle problem, (Miralem) Pjanic was starting to feel a bit exhausted and (Blaise) Matuidi sustained a knock", he said.

Giorgio Chiellini and Federico Bernardeschi are out of Saturday's Allianz Stadium clash, but Sami Khedira and Mario Mandzukic are both in the squad.

"We went close to doing the business".

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