Cristiano Ronaldo’s outburst after Juventus’ victory over AC Milan could have some repercussions for the superstar. Ronaldo was substituted after just 55 minutes by manager Maurizio Sarri and got replaced by eventual game-winner Paulo Dybala. Ronaldo made news as he left the stadium after being substituted and even before the end of the game. Now it has been reported that Ronaldo could face some sanctions due to his decision and Juventus will come out with a decision after the international break.
Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that five-time Ballon d’Or winner will meet Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici and vice-chairman Pavel Nedved after the international break to discuss the same and possibly learn about his punishment.
Juventus also expects an apology from Ronaldo who escaped both a fine and a ban for his reaction when head coach Maurizio Sarri took him off after 55 minutes.
On Sunday, Sarri hauled off Ronaldo after just 55 minutes of their Serie A showdown at the Allianz Arena.
Ronaldo was replaced by Paulo Dybala with the Italian champions in search of a goal. Dybala, however, proved Sarri right as he scored the goal in the 77th minute.
“He should be thanked because he made himself available despite not being in optimal conditions,” the former Chelsea boss stated in his post-match press briefing.
“In the last month he has had this discomfort in his knee and this is a little problem for him.”
Ronaldo had also taken to social media to break his silence, with a simple picture on Instagram captioned: “Difficult game, important victory.”
The forward has now been substituted in Juventus’ last two clashes. He had reacted furiously after being substituted in his team’s 2-1 win against Lokomotiv Moscow last week.
The ex-Manchester United ace, who has netted six goals in 13 appearances for Juventus this season, has been taken off this season as many times as he was throughout the entire 2018/19 campaign.
(with IANS inputs)