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Cristiano and Juventus' near misses with the elusive treble

Cristiano Ronaldo, cabizbajo, durante el encuentro de cuartos de final de la Copa de Italia en el que la Juventus cayó contra el Atalanta.

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During the last four seasons, when Juve have won the Scudetto-Coppa double, only winning the Champions League has impeded completing the treble.

Cristiano Ronaldo has missed out on a League-Cup-Champions League treble once again. It's one of the few feats that the 33-year-old hasn't managed either at his previous club Real Madrid or Manchester United - despite coming close on several occasions. It's his dream to win the treble with Juve, but after last night's elimination from the Coppa Italia to Atalanta, he'll have to wait another season for his next opportunity.

Juve, Italy's League and Cup kings of recent years

Only seven European clubs have won the treble, and Juve are not among them, despite being on track to become the eighth club to manage the achievement during all of the last four seasons. The last time Juventus didn't go all the way to the final and lift the Coppa (they've won the last four) was in 2014 when Roma knocked them out at the quarter finals stage. That was a bit of a depressing year for the Turin-based outfit who, despite winning the Scudetto (they've won the last seven and are on course to lift No.8), were dumped out of the Champions League at the group stage and denied a place in the Europa League final by Benfica.

In the past four seasons, it's been the Champions League where Juve have stumbled. They've won a Scudetto-Coppa double every year since 2015, but been less successful in Europe - losing twofinals (2015 to Barça and 2017 to Real Madrid); last season Madrid knocked them out in the quarter finals and Bayern eliminated them in 2016.

CR7's treble chances

Cristiano meanwhile, hasn't seen his chances of winning the treble end so soon since Madrid were booted out of the Copa del Rey for illegally fielding Denis Cheryshev in December 2015. A year earlier Atlético de Madrid advanced at Madrid's expense in the Last 16 and the year before that, Madrid won the Copa del Rey and Champions League but were pipped to LaLiga by Atlético.

Juventus' most recent brushes with the treble

Season Serie A Coppa Champions League
18-19 CHAMPIONS Quarter finals
17-18 CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS Quarter finals
16-17 CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS Finalists
15-16 CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS Last 16
14-15 CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS Finalists
13-14 CHAMPIONS Quarter finals Group stage
12-13 CHAMPIONS Semi-finals Quarter finals

Cristiano Ronaldo's attempts at winning the treble

Season Club League Cup Champions League League Cup
18-19 JUV Quarter finals
17-18 RM 3rd Quarter finals CHAMPIONS
16-17 RM CHAMPIONS Quarter finals CHAMPIONS
15-16 RM 2nd Last 32 CHAMPIONS
14-15 RM 2nd Last 16 Semifinales
13-14 RM 3nd CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS
12-13 RM 2nd Finalists Semi-finals
11-12 RM CHAMPIONS Quarter finals Semi-finals
10-11 RM 2nd CHAMPIONS Semi-finals
09-10 RM 2nd Last 32 Last 16
08-09 MU CHAMPIONS Semifinals Finalists CHAMPIONS
07-08 MU CHAMPIONS Quarter finals CHAMPIONS Last 32
06-07 MU CHAMPIONS Fianlists Semi-finals Last 16
05-06 MU 2nd Last 16 Group stage CHAMPIONS
04-05 MU 3rd Finalists Last 16 Semi-finales
03-04 MU 3rd CHAMPIONS Last 16 Last 16