Portuguese and Juventus star player, Cristiano Ronaldo faces match ban for two-year, following his attitude of leaving the stadium on Sunday before the end of the match against AC Milan
It could be recalled that Juventus defeated AC Milan 1-0 on Sunday night to get back to the top of the Serie A table from Inter Milan, but unfortunately, it was not a great evening for their star player, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Maurizio Sarri, the Juventus manager, tactically replaced Ronaldo with Paulo Dybala in the 55th-minute with the score still at 0-0 and the Argentine justified his inclusion by scoring the only goal of the game.
But there was an indication that Ronaldo who is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner didn’t like his being changed at that point in time as he muttered something under his breath in the direction of the manager and walked straight down the tunnel.
But the Sky Sport Italia finally confirmed that Ronaldo actually left the Allianz Stadium before the match had even finished – in the 87th-minute to be exact.
According to former Italian footballer, Antonio Cassano, Ronaldo could be facing a two-year ban.
Speaking further, in a Tiki-Taka TV show, Cassano said, “Did he 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.”
Meanwhile Ronaldo’s fitness and attitude have come under the spotlight after the incident as coach Maurizio Sarri disclosed that the 34-year-old had been nursing a knee injury for some time.