Cristiano Ronaldo's red for Juventus against Valencia was harsh

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Ex-Real Madrid forward Ronaldo was dismissed just 29 minutes into his much-anticipated return to Spain following an off-the-ball incident involving Jeison Murillo.

Fans also flocked to social media to slam the "crazy" decision.

However, ten men Juventus went on to win the match 2-0 with two goals from Miralem Pjanić.

The confusion as to why that was the case got no clearer on multiple viewings of the incident as it seemed that Ronaldo had done close to nothing to deserve the punishment.

Juventus has won Europe's premier club competition twice but the last time was in 1996.

"But Juventus have showed great character in getting a fantastic result, and I expect him to play in both games against Manchester United". After receiving a straight red, Ronaldo walked away and into the dressing room in tears.

The straight red means Ronaldo would miss Juventus' trip to Manchester United, where he spent six seasons from 2003 to 2009 and blossomed into one of the world's best players, on Matchday 3 on October 23.

Elsewhere in Group H, Manchester United made short work of Swiss side Young Boys, running out 3-0 winners on an artificial pitch in Bern.

"At 2-0, the team sacrificed itself to avoid conceding goals".

Ronaldo was given a three-game ban after clashing with Athletic defender Carlos Gurpegi and then showing his disagreement with the referee when he was shown a straight red card as he left the field.

Arguably his most violent discretion as he kicked out at Cordoba defender Edimar.

Official Brych pointed to the spot again six minutes after the interval, allowing the Bosnia and Herzegovina worldwide to double the Serie A side's advantage after Murillo had bundled Giorgio Chiellini to the floor.

"I can only say that VAR would've helped the referee in this decision".

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