Ronaldo and Higuain scored two late goals for Juventus to eliminate host, Bayer Leverkusen in a 2-0 win in 2019 UEFA Champions League Group D final match on Wednesday.
Ronaldo scored from close range in the second half after missing an almost similar chance in the first half. Higuain scored in stoppage time to put Juve top of the group on 16 points.
Atletico Madrid also qualified for the last 16 having beaten Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 at the same time to end up with 10 points in Group D behind Juventus.
Leverkusen started strongly in the first half and attempted to score the lead. Moussa Diaby scored from 20 metres and seemed to get the ball out of Juve’s 41-year-old keeper Gianluigi Buffon’s reach. But the ball bounced off the post.
Then second half came and Juve dominated and ended up with two goals from Ronaldo and Higuain while Leverkusen will be going home having finished third with 6 points.
|Club Atlético de Madrid||6||3||1||2||10|
|Bayer 04 Leverkusen||6||2||0||4||6|
|FC Lokomotiv Moskva||6||1||0||5||3|
Next, Juventus face Udinese on Sunday while Bayer play away to FC Koln on Saturday.