Affected with the flexor muscle, Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the shock of the 31st day of Serie A this Sunday, between Juventus and Atalanta.
This is a new blow for Andrea Pirlo and Juventus in Serie A. Only third in the standings and already behind for the title by Inter, the Turin club lost Cristiano Ronaldo for the shock of the 31st day this Sunday against the Atalanta.
“Cristiano Ronaldo will not be available on Sunday. In recent days he has not been able to recover from his flexor problem suffered after last Sunday’s game against Genoa, the Piedmont coach explained. Saturday when he was in front of the press. He was not able to push himself as he wanted this week, he would have taken too many risks. We decided to leave him in Turin to rest and we will try to bring him back for Wednesday’s game against Parma. “
Juve in danger
The absence of the Portuguese striker, Juve’s top scorer this season with 32 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions, is particularly damaging for the team led by Andrea Pirlo, before facing their first pursuer in the league.
Fourth one length behind Juventus, the Dea de Gasperini would eject the Bianconeri from the podium in case of victory this Sunday (3 p.m.). In the three games that Cristiano Ronaldo missed this season in the league, his teammates struggled to be dangerous and conceded three draws.
Good news, the injury of the five-time Portuguese Golden Ball does not seem too serious and the 36-year-old striker could make his comeback next Wednesday and the reception of Parma. Until then, it is without him that the Turinese will want to avoid a catastrophic scenario this weekend.
A setback against Atalanta, coupled with a victory for Napoli against Inter, could drop the club to fifth place in the provisional Serie A standings, and especially out of the qualifying places for the next Champions League. This Cristiano Ronaldo package definitely comes at a very bad time.
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