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Goalscoring etiquette: Ramsey nabs goal from Ronaldo

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Juve beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 in Group D thanks to Costa's moment of individual brilliance in stoppage time after the Brazilian came on as a 70th-minute subsitute.Ronaldo had looked to have given Juve an early lead after his free kick was fumbled by Lokomotiv goalkeeper Guilherme but as the ball began to trickle over the line, Aaron Ramsey made doubly sure to claim the goal.Had the goal been awarded to Ronaldo the Juve star would have set a new Champions League record by scoring against a 34th different club. It was Ramsey's first Champions League goal for four years."Following a Ronaldo freekick that was hopelessly spilled by the Lokomotiv keeper, Aaron Ramsey tapped it in as it was just going over the line," tweeted former England international Gary Lineker. "Ronaldo may not be happy with Mr Ramsey … or will the great man get it overturned?"READ: Champions League — All the action as it happenedIn the 82nd minute Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri then took the decision to substitute Ronaldo, who looked less than pleased at his withdrawal from the game."Ronaldo was angry when he came off because he has a small knee injury and this created another small thigh problem. I replaced him just because I feared he could aggravate his injury," Sarri told UEFA.com.That injury did not prevent Ronaldo jumping up to celebrate his side's winning goal with Juventus joining Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain in qualifying for the knockout phase. Juve last won the Champions League in 1996.READ: Joao Mario calls for stronger racist abuse punishmentsREAD: Italian youth soccer team scales back plans to play in blackface after criticism

Real Madrid cruises

While Ronaldo was left to rue missing out on breaking yet another record, one of the most exciting young players in Europe took it upon himself to write a new chapter in Champions League history.Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (R) celebrates with teammate Rodrygo.Brazilian teenager Rodrygo netted a hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Galatasaray 6-0 in the Spanish capital.Rodrygo scored twice in the opening seven minutes of the contest, becoming the first player to do so in a Champions League match.At 18 years and 301 days, he also became Real's second youngest goalscorer after the legendary Raul Gonzalez."I'm extremely satisfied tonight," Rodrygo told UEFA.com. "This has been the realization of a dream. "Every day I'm advancing a little faster than I'd anticipated. But my attitude is always to work hard, prepare myself and try to ensure that what comes my way doesn't feel so new or unfamiliar."Rodrygo wasn't the only Real player to make history Wednesday. Karim Benzema also equaled the record set by Lionel Messi by scoring in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons, taking his tally in the competition to 50.His two goals and a Sergio Ramos penalty secured all three points and leave Real poised to qualify for the knockout stages.It will almost certainly finish behind Paris Saint-Germain which qualified for the last 16 with a 1-0 win over Club Brugge.READ: Liverpool braced for two games in 24 hours on different continentsREAD: Australia's women footballers get equal pay in landmark deal

Manchester City meltdown

While Real Madrid cruised to victory, it was a rather more uncomfortable night for Manchester City.Kyle Walker of Manchester City prepares to go in goal after Claudio Bravo was shown a red card. The English champion was held 1-1 Read More – Source