Massimiliano Allegri calls for VAR after Cristiano Ronaldo's red card

Ronaldo admits to feeling'tense about Juventus start

Still, players took exception with the light tap on Murillo's head, and German referee Felix Brych showed Ronaldo a straight red card.

Two of last season's semi-finalists clash on Wednesday in what is arguably the pick of the first round of Champions League group games.

All eyes were on Cristiano Ronaldo as he represented Juventus in the Champions League for the very first time following his summer move from Real Madrid.

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

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1-0, Isco (45'); 2-0, Bale (58'); 3-0, Mariano (92').

Juventus have claimed seven Serie A titles in a row but the Champions League is the one they want.

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The 33-year-old appeared to knock Murillo off balance before briefly grabbing the Colombian's hair.

Ronaldo looked baffled and kept professing his innocence.

Let's be honest, though: the hype would be unreal for Madrid vs Barcelona in the Champions League final.

The game was stopped around the half-hour mark for an off-the-ball incident concerning Ronaldo and the referee swiftly consulted with one of his fellow officials. "We risked losing tonight and now we can only hope he is not banned for long".

"He was upset and he needs time to calm down", Allegri said. "He must get over it, and get ready for Sunday [against Frosinone], even if they are situations that leave a bitter taste in the mouth".

"What I've said before is that whoever we pick will be a wonderful solution and I have nothing else to add to that", he said.

The Italian champions defended well thereafter to keep the hosts at arm's length, although Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny did save a Daniel Parejo spot-kick in the final minute of injury-time.

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