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Atlético Madrid boss Diego Simeone makes surprise statement concerning Ronaldo’s Champions League red card

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– Cristiano Ronaldo did not deserve to see red says Atlético Madrid head coach Diego Simeone.

– The Portuguese star was sent off on his Champions League debut for Juventus

– Simeone. insists Ronaldo’s dismissal during the encounter was unfortunate

Atlético Madrid boss Diego Simeone believes Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo did not deserve to be dismissed during Wednesday’s Champions League against Valencia.

According to AS report, the highly-talented football while giving his personal view of the incident that saw the Portuguese receive a straight red card, stated that it was unfortunate, that the VAR technology, was not in use for the encounter, even as he was quick to brand the incident is unfortunate.

With VAR, seeing the way in which Ronaldo was sent off, we have to pay attention to what is done,” Simeone was quoted as saying ahead in his press briefing ahead of Saturday’s LaLiga clash with Getafe.

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“He did not seem to have done anything and was dismissed. The referees have help and that conditions what happens in the field.

“From our place we have to make the game that we believe and we will face a tough team.

“I feel like VAR is always in favour of justice in the game, for sure it will evolve with time.

“My feeling is that it brings more justice to the game than any other thing, of course it can make mistakes and let’s hope they will fix them,” Simeone sounded-off.

Meanwhile, Naij previously had reported that Ronaldo is expected to face former club Manchester United despite been handed a red card in his Champions League debut for Juventus.

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A UK Mirror report claims, Europe’s football governing body, UEFA are unlikely to extend the mandatory one-game suspension to two or three games, thus allowing Ronaldo to be eligible to face Manchester United on October 23.

The encounter will see Ronaldo make an emotional return to Old Trafford, before facing United again, in Turin on November 7.

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