Cristiano Ronaldo will not be playing in tonight’s match versus Brescia and there has been a mixed response from Juventus fans on Twitter.
Maurizio Sarri will be without the Portuguese forward due to ‘slight fatigue in the adductor’, according to the club (via Goal), having played three times within a week for the Old Lady.
Juve travel to Brescia for a midweek Serie A game and have the opportunity to regain top spot in the league, due to the fact that Inter Milan do not play until tomorrow, where they have a tough fixture with Lazio at San Siro.
It goes without saying given his stature in the game but Ronaldo has been an important player for Juventus so far this campaign. The 34-year-0ld has played every minute of every game so far in the league as well as in the Champions League, scoring twice and assisting once.
Interestingly enough, there was a mixed response from Juventus fans who responded to the squad on Twitter, with a few actually quite happy that Ronaldo is rested – both so that others, such as Dybala – can have the chance to play and that all of the ‘CR7 fanboys’ will not be watching this evening.
Alternatively, there were, of course, some fans who were disappointed with the news.
Here are some of the responses below…
Good news is that we won’t have Cr7 fanboys at least for 1 match , let’s enjoy the moment
— R.H (@RH63376238) September 23, 2019
I am not going to watch the match tmrw.. no Cr7, then nothing better in Juventus #CristianoRonaldo
— Tyler Durden (@dilipancapstone) September 23, 2019
— MondoDellaJuventus (@zebre1897) September 23, 2019
— PORTAL CR7 (@portalcrsete) September 23, 2019
Iam happy because Cris is now rested it will help us in upcoming CL game in home
— sharath SN (@veepee47) September 23, 2019
No cristiano no party
— Mohamed (@Mohamed43057768) September 23, 2019
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What about playing Mario?
— JuventusForever (@1G4L_yt) September 24, 2019