Italian Serie A: Angry Cristiano Ronaldo left the stadium before the end of the match against AC Milan.
Replaced at the hour of play against AC Milan (1-0) on Sunday night, Cristiano Ronaldo left the stadium before the end of the game. Ronaldo, who was physically down, was replaced in the 55th minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo, replaced before the hour in Juventus' victory against AC Milan (1-0) on Sunday night, left the stadium even before the end of the match, according to the Italian media.
The televised images showed the Portuguese international, looking gloomy, letting go a few words in the direction of the bench of Juventus before returning directly to the locker room after giving way to Paulo Dybala. The Argentine international scored the winning goal for Juventus in the 77th minute.
However, it is not a problem according to his coach Maurizio Sarri, in an attempt to defuse the bomb after the match.
"Ronaldo, a problem? No, on the contrary,” said Sarri in reply to a question from a reporter after the match. Already, I thank him for having made available while he is not in exceptional physical condition. I preferred to replace it because it did not seem very good. But he did everything to be ready to play. To be pissed off is normality. It's for all players, especially those who have made sacrifices."
Asked whether he would " pull the ears " of the Portuguese, Sarri replied, "No, there is a threshold of tolerance with those who try to give everything. Five minutes of anger, that seems normal to me. It's also fun for a coach to see a furious player go out. It's more the opposite that would worry me.
Sarri also gave more details on Ronaldo's physical condition. "He had that little knee problem, he took a shot in training. He's in a moment where he cannot train more than 100%," he said.
The match against AC Milan was Ronaldo’s 1,000th pro game. With the milestones which few can boast, he joined the likes of Xavi, Ryan Giggs, Paolo Maldini and Iker Casillas in a club of legendary players, with many titles won both in the club and international level.
In his illustrious career, Ronaldo had played for Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus.
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