With the win against AC Milan Juventus has again set the table top in Serie A – coach Maurizio Sarri has after the 1-0 win in the prestigious duel actually quite reason for joy. But a man overshadows the good mood at the subscription master – Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo causes plenty of discussion and anger.
Because dThe 34-year-old was replaced by Sarri after 55 minutes as the first player, for him was scorer Paulo Dybala, who scored the hosts' goal just 20 minutes later. Thus, "CR7" was still better off than world champion Sami Khedira and national player Emre Can, who were not used at all. Replacing a Ronaldo, however, is a kind of blasphemy – at least from the point of view of the ex-World Player.
And so the Portuguese processed his coach's action in his own way – by stomping past Sarri directly into the catacombs of the stadium. Loud Sky Italy the striker was so angry, that he left the stadium three minutes before the final whistle of the game. Thus, the already difficult and tense relationship of Ronaldo and coach Sarri reached a new low.
The former Chelsea coach played down the differences after the match. "Ronaldo is not a problem," said the Italian. One should even be grateful to the Portuguese, "because he has made himself available to the team, even if he is not quite fit".
Background: Ronaldo has been suffering from calf and adductor problems for around three weeks. Sarri on the rage of "CR7": "I think it's normal." That Ronaldo left the stadium early, the coach did not want to confirm or deny – but work up internally.