On Wednesday, Juventus would be hoping to be an inch closer to winning their hands on a 14th domestic title, the Coppa Italia. However, superstar, Ronaldo will play no part in the Old Lady’s upcoming Coppa Italia quarter-final clash against SPAL, according to La Repubblica via TuttoJuve.
Cristiano Ronaldo, together with a number of his teammates, is set to give some rest when the Bianconeri face-off with the Serie B side SPAL in the Coppa Italia quarter-final on Wednesday evening.
The possible notable absentees from the upcoming cup game are like to be goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, center-backs Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, likewise, midfielder Weston McKennie, who was on the scoresheet on weekend against Bologna. Andrea Pirlo is expected to make heavy tweaks in his starting XI for this clash.
Should the Italian Serie A defending champions go through to the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia, they will be faced with a period of a tight schedule, that would include six matches in 19 in the next 19 days.
Having this in mind, the Gaffer has decided to rest some of his key players for the Coppa Italia quarter-final clash against SPAL, who Juve beat in both the home and away round last season in Serie A.
Up next for Juventus after the SPAL clash is a league match against Sampdoria and Pirlo would be looking to have his best players back to the squad.