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WATCH: Ronaldo in tears after being sent off in his first Champions League Clash

Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent off on his Champions League debut for Juventus after an off-the-ball incident against Valencia.

After just 28 minutes of the match, the striker appeared to knock Jeison Murillo to the ground off the ball and was shown a straight red card by the referee.

The Portugal forward appeared to put his hand on the Valencia defender’s head and referee Felix Brych showed Ronaldo a straight red card after discussing with his assistant behind the goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo was shocked after being sent-off. Photo: Reuters

Ronaldo looked baffled and kept professing his innocence.

He was shown red for an off the ball incident with Jeison Murillo and walked off crying. The pair clashed in the Valencia penalty area before Murillo fell theatrically to the ground.

(Watch the video below to see what happened)

Ronaldo reached down to the defender, who then stood up and squared up to the Juventus forward. The Portugal star was clearly distraught as he left the pitch, still shaking his head.

It was his first red card in 154 Champions League games, and the decision means he is set to miss a return to Old Trafford when Juventus plays Manchester United next month.

Ronaldo, 33, joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer and scored his first two goals for Juventus this past weekend in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo in Serie A.

Ronaldo is the Champions League’s all-time leading scorer with 120 goals.

Here’s the Video of what happened:

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