Cristiano Ronaldo. (Reuters Picture)
MILAN: Cristiano Ronaldo will probably be rested for Juventus‘ remaining match of the Serie A season on Saturday in opposition to Roma, forward of the Italians’ Champions League last-16 second leg in opposition to Lyon subsequent week.
Ronaldo, 35, was overlooked of the squad for the sport in Turin, with fellow ahead Paulo Dybala additionally absent with a thigh harm.
Juventus have already wrapped up their ninth straight league title and are actually trying in the direction of their house recreation in opposition to Lyon on Friday when Maurizio Sarri’s aspect have to overturn a 1-Zero first-leg deficit.
Nothing is left to play for in opposition to Roma who’re already assured of a fifth-place end and the Europa League group stage subsequent time period.
Ronaldo, nevertheless, will miss out on successful a primary ‘Capocannoniere’ award for prime scorer within the Italian prime flight.
The Portuguese ahead has scored 31 league objectives this marketing campaign with Lazio’s Ciro Motionless now assured of the top-scorer’s award with 35.
Motionless wants only one extra aim in opposition to Napoli on Saturday to equal the scoring document of 36 objectives for a single marketing campaign achieved by Gonzalo Higuain, taking part in for Napoli, within the 2015-16 season.