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Unusually, Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo decided to keep his star, Cristiano Ronaldo, on the bench, in the Lazio match (3-1), for the 26th week of the Italian league.
However, the Portuguese star snatched the spotlight, as the cameras took him, a funny shot with his Brazilian colleague Arthur Melo on the bench, in which the “Don” appeared as if he was asking his team’s players to rely on long balls, while Arthur Melo made a move as if he was admonishing his colleagues.
The duo also appeared in another shot, having fun and smiling on the bench.
Pirlo Ronaldo kept the bench until the 69th minute, to be paid after that as a substitute for Spain’s Alvaro Morata.
Regarding Ronaldo sitting on the bench, and starting with the defender with Danilo in the midfield, Pirlo said: “We thought about Tuesday’s match against Porto … We have some players who trained a little, like Cuadrado and Arthur.”
He continued: “We knew that today’s match (yesterday, Saturday) was a final, and some had to play in new positions, and they showed professionalism and sacrifice.”
Regarding the confrontation with Porto in the second leg of the Champions League final, the coach said, “I feel more tired than the players, so I need to rest too .. We need to find the right approach to this match, as the Champions League is a very important goal, and we cannot Make a mistake on Tuesday. “
It is noteworthy that Juventus had lost the first leg to its host Porto, with two goals to one.