Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri believes Video-Assistant-Referee would have overturned Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card in Wednesday night’s Champions League 2-0 victory over Valencia
Cristiano Ronaldo was dismissed on his UEFA Champions League debut with Juventus after a clash with Jeison Murillo was spotted by the assistant referee and communicated to German referee Felix Brych
It was the Portuguese first red card in 154 Champions League games, and the decision means he could miss a return to Old Trafford when Juventus play Manchester United next month if he gets at least a two-match ban.
Ronaldo was very reluctant to leave the field at the Mestalla and was on the verge of tears as he finally walked to the tunnel in disbelief.
Allegri also could not quite believe the decision and feels VAR technology would have been of benefit.
“I can only say that certainly the VAR would have helped the referee in this situation because to be down to ten men in the 20th minute in the Champions League for such a situation is disappointing,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “We risked losing tonight and now we can only hope he is not banned for long.”