Juventus On the waiting list 37 League He won the prestigious victory “for consolation”. The outgoing champion defeated the new Italian champion – Inter Milan. The match was very exciting, and it was decided by a goal by Juan Cuadrado from the penalty spot in the 87th minute. The Colombian approached “Eleven”, because there were no more in the field. Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese also got a chance to score from the penalty spot in the first half, but did not use it (although after a moment he finished his shot).
Romelu Lukaku responded with a Ronaldo goal, but he was coming to Juventus in the second half, leading by a goal from Cuadrado. The hosts’ situation became complicated in the 55th minute, as Bentancur saw the second yellow card and Juventus had to deal with the bull’s eye. After a quarter of an hour, coach Andrea Pirlo made a surprising change – Cristiano Ronaldo left the field. Murata appeared in his place.
Pirlo on Cristiano’s behavior: ‘He was happy’
Cristiano is known for his ambition and his desire to play every match from start to finish. Italian journalists closely watched the reaction of the Portuguese to the change. After the match, the Juventus coach said Ronaldo was happy to get off. “Maybe Cristiano was happy for the first time in his life to get off. There were ten of us and he only had to count the empty runs until the end of the match. He shook hands. He was also happy in the dressing room,” said Andrea Pirlo.
The victory over Inter was important not only from a prestigious point of view. Juventus must fight to the end to participate in the next year Champions League. The outgoing Italian champion takes fourth place, the latter being promoted to Champions League. He has the same points as AC Milan III and two more points than Napoli V (but both teams play one less match).
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