Does Ronaldo pick when he plays?

According to Il Corriere della Sera, Cristiano Ronaldo, who was rested against Benevento, picks when he plays.

The Portuguese star is Juventus’ top scorer so far this season with nine goals in seven games in all competitions.

Ronaldo was rested against Benevento and according to several reports in Italy is expected to start against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday even if the Old Lady have already qualified for last-16 stage of the Champions League.

The nine-time straight Serie A champions, however, find themselves six points far from Serie A leaders Milan after nine league games.

Il Corriere della Sera discusses Andrea Pirlo’s communication problems with part of Juventus’ dressing room and suggests Ronaldo decided not to play against Benevento on Saturday.

The report adds some Juventus players have not quite clear what they need to do on the pitch, especially on the defensive phase with the the team is often stretched.

“The choices of CR7 on which games to skip, at least have merit: identify problems, before it is late to solve them,” the report claims.

The Old Lady only won one of the four games played without CR7 this season.

Andrea Pirlo provided two different explanations for the Portuguese’s absence against Benevento.


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