Juventus clinched a place in the Champions League knockout stages when a brilliant Christiano assist set up Mario Mandzukic to give them a 1-0 over Valencia on Tuesday.

The serie A champions had struggled to break down Valencia’s defence until Joao Canselo slipped the ball to Ronaldo in Valencia area in the 59th minute of the Group A clash.

Ronaldo wrong footed Gabriel Paulista with some fancy foot work, giving him space to rool a low cross across the face of goal for Mandzukic to turn in from two metres.

Juventus topped the section with 12 points from five games, while Valencia third with five points were eliminated after second placed after Manchester United beat Young Boys 1-0.

JMassimiliano Alegri Juventus Coach said, “Valencia have the best defence in La-Liga, and it is not easy to score against them.

Speaking further, he also said, we got caught on the break a couple of times, we need to be more lucid when we go looking for the second goal he said repeating a criticism that he routinely .levels against his team.

Needing a draw to qualify, Juventus took fwe risks, and the first half produced only one shot on target for each side