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Ronaldo, now back at Manchester United for a second spell, scored 101 goals in 135 appearances for Juventus and won two Serie A titles but the club did not progress beyond the Champions League quarterfinal stage during his three years in Turin.
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“Juventus had the chance to win the Champions League the first year he arrived, which was the year I was at Paris Saint-Germain, and I couldn’t figure out what happened,” Buffon told American broadcast network TUDN.
“When I returned, I worked with Ronaldo for two years and we did well together, but I think Juventus lost that DNA of being a team.
“We reached the Champions League final in 2017 because we were a side full of experience, but above all we were a single unit and there was this competition for places within the group that was very strong. We lost that with Ronaldo.”