Juventus forward CRISTIANO RONALDO will miss his side’s ultimate trip to ATALANTA tonight with a thigh hit, with his coach Andrea Pirlo oppressing the setback comes from playing too many matches.
JUVE are 12 points behind leaders Inter Milan with eight games left, and with a 10th serial Scudetto seemingly out of reach they will be aiming to hold on to a top-four spot in the race for the Champions League qualification places.
The third-placed champions travel to ATALANTA in fourth on Sunday just one point ahead of Gian Piero GASPERINI’S side and three clear of fifth-placed Napoli, with the clash now seemingly more difficult given they are missing Serie A’s head GOALSCORER .
There is a big default and it is CRISTIANO,” Pirlo told a news conference. “He has not been able to restore from a thigh problem. We decided to let him rest and try to restore for Wednesday’s match (against Parma).
“Speaking with his coach, with him and with the doctor, it was too dangerous to bring him to kickback. He has played too many matches, even those with the national team.”