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Sport Ronaldo rested by Juve boss Sarri for Serie A season finale

16:18  01 august  2020
16:18  01 august  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri may choose to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for the final Serie A game of the season against Roma. However, with Lazio striker Ciro Immobile four goals clear in the race to finish as top scorer, Sarri could give Ronaldo and others a well-deserved rest ahead of the Lyon clash.

Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri says he may choose to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for the final Serie A game of the season against Roma. However, with Lazio striker Ciro Immobile four goals clear in the race to finish as top scorer, Sarri could give Ronaldo and others a rest ahead of the Lyon clash.

Cristiano Ronaldo holding a ball: Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal © Getty Images Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal

Cristiano Ronaldo has been rested by Juventus for Saturday's match against Roma to protect the talisman ahead of the Champions League campaign.

Juventus named their squad ahead of the final game in their latest Serie A title-winning campaign, with Ronaldo notably absent from a 24-player group.

Maurizio Sarri's team are set to be presented with the Scudetto trophy at the Allianz Stadium, but Ronaldo will not be required to play as Juventus give him a well-earned break.

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  'If Juve can win with me, we must be good!' - Sarri all smiles after claiming first Serie A crown The manager discussed the team's' triumphant campaign following Sunday's win over SampdoriaJuve defeated Sampdoria 2-0 thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi on Sunday to clinch their ninth successive Serie A crown, a record run dating back to 2011-12.

Maurizio Sarri heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo following his Ronaldo reached half a century of Serie A goals in just 61 matches as league leaders Juve defeated The Serie A record is 36 goals in a season – reached by Gonzalo Higuain with Napoli in 2015-16 – and when asked if Ronaldo could

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of Juventus’ squad for their final Serie A game of the season against Roma, with the Portuguese being rested ahead of Champions League duty.

They have a crunch European game against Lyon coming up on Friday, with Juventus needing to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Ronaldo has been ever-present for Juventus in Serie A since the return of Italian football from its coronavirus-enforced break in June, the 35-year-old taking his goal tally to 31 in the league to drive Juve towards their ninth successive title.

His hopes of finishing as the league's top scorer are over, however, with Lazio's prolific Ciro Immobile four goals clear of the Portuguese superstar.

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The Italian coach was just three points away from the first league title of his career, but his side will have to wait for another opportunityA victory at the Dacia Arena would have seen Juve clinch their ninth successive Scudetto and Matthijs de Ligt's superb 20-yard effort put them en route to doing exactly that.

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