- Portugal international Ronaldo was sent off in Juve's 2-0 win over Valencia
- Pjanic's double handed the Italian League champions a winning start in Europe
- The former Real Madrid earned his first red card in the history of the European competition
- Ronaldo's elder sister Aveiro has however lashed out at the referee describing the act as shameful
Cristiano Ronaldo's elder sister Katia Aveiro has lashed out at German referee Felix Brych after issuing a straight red card for the Portugal captain in their Champions League win over Valencia at the Estadio Mestalla on Wednesday, September 19.
The 33-year-old was handed a marching order in the 30th minute for an off the ball incident with Jeison Murillo and his 41-year-old sister has described the sending off as 'shameful'.
Inspite of his dismissal from the game, his Italian League outfit still went ahead to win the clash with Miralem Pjanic scoring twice from the spot.
Daniel Parejo had a chance to reduce Valencia's deficit in the 90th minute but his penalty kick was saved by Wojciech Szczesny.
Aveiro, while reacting to the incident posted on her Instagram handle: "Shame on football... justice will be done... [you] want to destroy my brother but God never sleeps...
The former Real Madrid star got red-carded for the first time in his 15-year Champions League-playing career, and he thought the decision was harsh.
He finihsed as the highest goal scorer in the last three editions - bringing his UCL goals tally to 120 in the competition.
And Katia is one of those close to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to jump to his defence, while the former Manchester United ace could miss a second emotional return to Old Trafford.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Juventus kicked off their UEFA Champions League campaign on a winning note following their 2-0 victory over Valentia at the Estadio Mestalla on Wednesday night.
Miralem Pjanic opened scoring for the visitors through the spot kick in the 45th minute after Daniel Parejo conceded a penalty for dangerous play against Joao Cancelo.
Barely six minutes after after the resumption of the second half, Pjanic doubled his side via penalty after Jeison Murillo was booked for pushing Leonardo Bonucci in the danger zone.
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