Bad news for Juventus as Ronaldo is set to miss two games

Cristiano Ronaldo has taken Serie A by storm this season after completing his £105m transfer from Real Madrid in the summer.

The forward – 34 – is still going strong after 15 years of top-flight football.

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Portugal schedule

He was signed by Juventus primarily to aid their charge to Champions League glory – and scored a hat-trick in their 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid earlier this month that secured progression to the quarter-finals.

Ronaldo is also back in the Portugal side after missing their matches since the World Cup.

And his international commitments are about to cause a headache for Juve manager Max Allegri.

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Portugal schedule

According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Allegri may have to rest Ronaldo in upcoming games so that the player can ease his workload.

Cristiano Ronaldo played in Friday’s 0-0 draw with Ukraine and will face Serbia this evening in Lisbon.

He is part of Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualification campaign as the country seek to defend the title they won in France three years ago.

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Portugal schedule

Allegri is said to be aware of Ronaldo’s workload and, with the veteran having played twice during the international break, will seek to rest him for lesser league games at Juventus.

Juventus are currently running away with the championship in Serie A, sitting top of the division with a 15-point cushion over second-place Napoli.

It means they can afford to rest players – such as Ronaldo – and focus more on the Champions League.

Juve have a last-eight clash with Ajax to come next month – but will play Empoli and Milan at home, plus a trip to Cagliari, before the first game in Amsterdam.

And it is that visit to Cagliari and an away match at SPAL in between the Ajax games that Ronaldo is set to miss.

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Portugal schedule

Indeed Ronaldo, who earns £26m a season in Turin – has already missed one away clash this season due to being rested.

He was left at home for Juve’s trip to Genoa earlier this month – and the Old Lady subsequently lost the game 2-0.

Fans form both sides complained about Ronaldo not playing and some demanded their money back.

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