Juventus won their last Serie A match against AC Milan quite convincingly and held their position at the top of the league table, but the controversy surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo took a bit of gloss out of that win.
Cristiano’s form has been really shaky in the Serie A this season. He has not been fluent with his skills at all.
The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner was not at the top of his game against Milan either and he was substituted by Paulo Dybala in the 55th minute.
The Portuguese talisman didn’t look happy with the substitution at all. As he came off the pitch, he muttered something to the Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri before disappearing down the tunnel.
The reports later suggested that Cristiano was so upset with the substitution that he didn’t even wait for the game to finish and made his way out of the stadium even before the final whistle was blown by the referee.
When Sarri was asked about that in the post match press conference, he played it down saying he had no idea when Cristiano left the stadium.
Sarri’s decision of replacing Cristiano with Dybala turned out to be a correct decision at the end as he netted the winning goal for Juventus in the 77th minute of the game.
The former Italian footballer Antonio Cassano reckons that Cristiano might land himself in big trouble for what he has done.
According to Cassano, he himself had done something like that during his playing days, but he had to rush back to the stadium after he was told that he might get banned for two years for leaving the stadium before the completion of the game.
“Did he (Cristiano) leave before the end of the game? You can’t do that because there is an anti-doping control. I had to go back to the stadium urgently to avoid a two-year ban.”, Cassano said on a television show named Tiki Taka.