Juve's Allegri says Ronaldo will miss potential title decider

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Published on April 12, 2019 - Duration: 00:35s

Juve's Allegri says Ronaldo will miss potential title decider

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says he will rest forward Cristiano Ronaldo for this weekend's Serie A fixture ahead of Ajax Champions League match.

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Juve's Allegri says Ronaldo will miss potential title decider

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(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JUVENTUS COACH, MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI, SAYING: "Tomorrow most likely Cristiano Ronaldo will not play because he has just recovered from an injury and therefore it would not make sense to risk him.

Like him, there are other players who need to recover because they played with their national teams so tomorrow there is the possibility of letting them recover.

In any case on the field we will have a tough and right team in order to win in Ferrara against Spal." STORY: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri on Friday (April 12) said that winning the eight successive Serie A title would be "extraordinary" but Ronaldo will not take part in the match.

Speaking on the eve of a key match against Spal that could give the eighth title in a row to his side, Allegri admitted that the result would be something special, even for a team - and a coach - that are becoming used to such performances.

"Tomorrow we could win but it will depend a lot on us.

It would be an extraordinary day in which Juve could win the eighth title in a row, a day that should be celebrated", Allegri told reporters.

Juve, who have the joint-best attack and best defence in Serie A, tomorrow could also become the first team in one of Europe's big five leagues to win eight titles in a row and are still on course to beat their own domestic Serie A record of 103.

"Winning a championship is not easy, let alone to win eight", insisted Allegri, who has been in charge for the last five seasons.

But, in the end, they made it look exactly that and, in doing so, turned it into a largely forgettable Serie A season.

Five-times world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, still regarded as one of the world's two best players at the age of 34, joined Juventus at the beginning of the season, completing an already dominant team but he will not be part of the match.

"Cristiano Ronaldo has just recovered from an injury and therefore it would not make sense to risk him", Allegri said, underlining his will to preserve his key striker for the upcoming Champions League match against Ajax.

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