Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of the squad to face Benevento on Saturday. Ronaldo is in the running for the Serie A golden boot bur now he won’t have the opportunity to add to his goal tally on against Benevento.
Gianluca Di Marzio has broken the news that Cristiano Ronaldo has been rested for Juventus’ upcoming Serie A game against Benevento on Saturday.
Following Ronaldo’s coronavirus scare and initial fitness worry, he hasn’t been able to earn adequate rest since returning to the field of play last month.
The Portuguese has been in the pitch for full 90 minutes in Serie A for all the games he was available this season except games against Spezia and Lazio, where he came on as a substitute and subbed off towards the end of the game respectively.
Ronaldo, on the other hand, missed Juve’s opening two Champions League games against FC Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv but played the maximum time im both legs against Ferencvaros, scoring one goal and assisting another.
Meanwhile, Andrea Pirlo’s decision not to include the 35-year-old in the Benevento trip rests on the fact that a much-needed rest was overdue for Ronaldo.
So far this season, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a remarkable eight goals in five Serie A games and is in contention for the Capocannoniere, with only AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic bettering his tally at 10 goals from 6 games.
We can’t wait to see you back with the squad, Cristiano! Feel free to share your opinion with us on our comments section below.