Champions League 2018 Recap Ronaldo red-carded, Manchester United wins, City stunned by Lyon
The Champions League treated us with an upset and a red card to one of the world’s best players
Matchday 1 of the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League group stage is in the books after eight matches on Wednesday, and there was no shortage of wild moments. A day after fans were treated to 21 goals, Wednesday’s slate produced 24 more, a stunned Cristiano Ronaldo left in tears and a surprise result for an English giant. Here’s everything you need to know from a tumultuous day in Europe:
Things to know from Wednesday’s Champions League matches
Ronaldo leaves the field crying: Juventus saw off Valencia 2-0 at the Mestalla thanks to two penalty kick goals, but that wasn’t the biggest story. In his 154th Champions League appearance, and his first in a Juventus uniform, Cristiano Ronaldo received his first red card after an incident in the first half where he appeared to yank the hair of Jeison Murillo. The Portuguese superstar was left in disbelief andafter the call. We’d be shocked if he doesn’t appeal the upcoming suspension he’ll receive. If he has to serve a one-game ban, it won’t be that big of a deal with Juventus hosting Young Boys in Matchday 2.