Ronaldo, now back in Manchester United in the second, scoring 101 goals in 135 appearances for Juventus and winning two Serie A titles but the club failed to progress beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League during his three years in Turin.
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“Juventus had the chance to win the Champions League the first year he arrived, that was the year I was at Paris Saint-Germain, and I couldn’t understand what happened,” Buffon said. American broadcast network TUDN.
“When I came back, I worked with Ronaldo for two years and we did very well together, but I think Juventus have lost that DNA of a team.
“We reached the Champions League final in 2017 because we are an experienced team, but above all we are a unique team and there is this competition for places in the group that is very strong. I lost that with Ronaldo.”
https://www.espn.com/soccer/juventus-itajuventus/story/4555985/gianluigi-buffon-on-cristiano-ronaldo-juventus-lost-team-dna-after-players-arrival Juventus loses team’s ‘DNA’ after player’s arrival