Juventus rest Ronaldo for Serie A finale as Champions League looms | Football News
Cristiano Ronaldo. (Reuters Picture)
MILAN: Cristiano Ronaldo can be rested for Juventus‘ last match of the Serie A season on Saturday towards Roma, forward of the Italians’ Champions League last-16 second leg towards Lyon subsequent week.
Ronaldo, 35, was disregarded 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 at the moment are wanting in direction of their residence recreation towards Lyon on Friday when Maurizio Sarri’s facet have to overturn a 1-Zero first-leg deficit.
Nothing is left to play for towards 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 targets this marketing campaign with Lazio’s Ciro Motionless now assured of the top-scorer’s award with 35.
Motionless wants only one extra purpose towards Napoli on Saturday to equal the scoring report of 36 targets for a single marketing campaign achieved by Gonzalo Higuain, taking part in for Napoli, within the 2015-16 season.