Cristiano Ronaldo was replaced by Paulo Dybala in the 55th minute during Juventus' game against AC Milan on Sunday night's Serie A 2019-20 game. The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star got subbed off for the second time in a row by Maurizio Sarri. However, the substitute scored the winner for the hosts and helped them get three points to maintain their one-point lead against Inter Milan in the top. It seemed like Ronaldo did not take the early substitution in a positive way as he looked frustrated while leaving the pitch.
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Former Juventus player Fabio Capello, while talking with Sky Sport Italia, claimed that Ronaldo has not dribbled past anyone for the past three years now. Capello questioned Ronaldo's sportsman spirit after his reaction and said that he didn't like the way CR7 behaved after the substitution. The former Juventus manager added that Ronaldo should act as a champion even when he comes off the pitch. Capello, who has also been a commentator in the LaLiga, stated that Ronaldo failed to cruise past anyone during the latter part of his career in Spain and would leave the ball after few step-overs. Capello added that Ronaldo is a champion, maybe the best of all but Juventus also have players like Dybala and Douglas Costa who can make a huge impact in the match. He further went on to say that he respects Sarri for his courage to sub a player like Ronaldo off to show faith in the other players from his team.
Cristiano Ronaldo was subbed off for the second game running last night.— SPORTbible (@sportbible) November 11, 2019
He had words with Maurizio Sarri, before heading straight down the tunnel and home before the game was even up. 👀 https://t.co/pIzO9AAGgC