Cristiano Ronaldo is dangerous and in good condition – Sarri

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Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri was full of praise for his star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who once again impressed on Tuesday as the Serie A leaders beat relegation-threatened Genoa 3-1 at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.

Sarri described Ronaldo as ‘dangerous’ and explained why he took him off soon after his stunning goal.

“Three beautiful goals were scored. After the disappointment of the Italian Cup, we recovered very well, but it was only a matter of physical condition.

“Cristiano in the first half had not yet scored but he was very dangerous, a sign that he was in good condition.

“I replaced him because he’s the player who played the most minutes, but we talked about it before the game,” added the Juventus mentor.

“He and Paulo Dybala look for each other much more than before and bring mutual benefits, I see it in training and the proof are the goals they scored.

“Honestly, I was going to replace Dybala, then I chose Ronaldo, who has played many minutes. We discussed it over the last days, he knew that he would go off at 3-0 and he did it with serenity.”

The Portuguese international has equalled his tally from last season across all competitions with his 28th goal in the 2019/20 campaign.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has now netted 14 goals in 2020, which is more than any other Serie A player this year.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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