Soccer: Ronaldo rested agst Atalanta

For Atletico CL clash says coach Sarri

(ANSA) - Turin, November 22 - Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested against Atalanta Saturday for Juventus's Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, Juve said Friday.
    Ronaldo is also carrying a niggle that means his playing time must be rationed, the Turin giants said.
    Talking about Ronaldo's storming out of the ground after the latest in his two straight substitutions in Serie A, coach Maurizio Sarri said "even among amateur players the reaction to being dubbed was the same.
    "The players need time to cool off".
    Ronaldo went on to play for Portugal in two Euro 2020 qualifiers, but said after the second one that he was carrying a niggling injury which Juve had suspected, Sarri said.
    "The problem is that in the second game with the national team he told us he had the same problems.
    "We are trying to get rid of this knock which is affecting him, also mentally.
    "Tomorrow he's 99% not to be there, the goal is the match against Atletico Madrid." Juve have already qualified from their group but need to wrap up top spot so as to avoid a stronger team in the knock-out phase.


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