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Russians stop Ronaldo: Dybala saves Juventus in 2-1 win after Lokomotiv Moscow take lead in Turin


Added 10-22-19 05:37:02pm EST - “Paulo Dybala was the hero for Juventus in Turin, scoring twice to give The Old Lady a 2-1 win after Lokomotiv Moscow scored first. The Russian side did achieve one objective however: stopping Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Russians stop Ronaldo: Dybala saves Juventus in 2-1 win after Lokomotiv Moscow take lead in Turin”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Lokomotiv's enigmatic manager Yuri Semin mused to reporters before the game about Juventus' star man in his pre-match press conference with little hope of what lay ahead in the match.

"No one could stop Cristiano Ronaldo in his career, why are you asking me to do it?" he said, slightly resigned to perhaps a task too big for his men.

But his men did exactly that, preventing the Portuguese from getting his name on the scoresheet and for 77 minutes Lokomotiv led in Turin.

The improbable happened on the half hour mark when Aleksei Miranchuk smashed home the opener after Joao Mario's shot was saved by Juve keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Maurizio Sarri's side struggled to get going in the first half, and their best chances came from set pieces, but Juve were wasteful; when Loko captain Vedran Corluka fouled Dybala 25 yards out, Ronaldo hit the wall. 

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