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Legendary manager slams Ronaldo’s display vs Milan

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Failing to create any trouble for the opposition, the Juventus talisman looked far from his usual self in the high-profile fixture.

Cristiano Ronaldo played ‘one of his worst games’ for Juventus in the 3-1 win over AC Milan, in the view of Fabio Capello.

Ronaldo has carried the Bianconeri on his back for much of the time ever since joining the team back in 2018 but went missing in Wednesday’s Serie A outing.

The Portuguese, just like in the previous two seasons, is the top scorer for the Italian champions this season with 18 goals in 16 games but couldn’t add to his tally against Milan.

He hardly made an impact and remained quiet pretty much in the entire match, and his poor performance disappointed Capello.

“Juventus won today without Cristiano Ronaldo. We haven’t seen it, it was one of his worst games since playing for Juve,” the former Italy head coach told Sky Sport Italia, via Fanpage.

“The match was decided by substitutions and a player like [Federico] Chiesa, who made the difference as a Chiesa. Milan don’t have a squad that is as strong and adequate to fight at these levels.”