The farewell to the Champions League was one of the most bitter events for Ronaldo, as this was the first time in 15 years that he had been eliminated from the tournament from the last eight, without scoring any goal in this role.
It was also the second year in a row that he left the tournament from the last eight, as Juve’s career ended at the hands of Lyon, while in the 2018-2019 season, the Bianconeri came out of the quarter-finals against Ajax Amsterdam.
Ronaldo finished his last season in the Champions League, scoring only four goals, all of which were in the group stage.
The old lady’s team qualified with difficulty, in the last round of Serie A, for the next edition of the Champions League, thanks to Napoli’s stumble against Hellas Verona.
The Italian Cup and Italian Super Cup, which Juventus achieved last season, cannot satisfy the hunger of a player who wants to continue writing history with his country, and he also has an additional incentive, in light of the presence of the “sailors” team in the group of death at the “Euro 2020” championship.
Portugal is part of Group F, which includes France, the 2018 World Cup champion, Germany, the 2014 World Cup winner, and Hungary, which is the least powerful among the group’s teams.
Many stars have joined the ranks of Portugal in recent years, such as Bruno Fernandes, the Manchester United star, Joao Felix, the Atletico Madrid player, and Diego Jota, the Liverpool winger.
There are still the mainstays of the team, such as defender Pepe, who partnered with Ronaldo at Real Madrid, French league champion Jose Fonte with Lille, and Joao Moutinho, the midfield brainchild. And Euro 2021 will give Ronaldo the opportunity to regain the absolute championship, and get a strong impetus for the future, which no one knows whether he will be in Juventus or in another big club.