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Rogerio bracing up for Juventus and Ronaldo battle

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Sassuolo left-back Rogerio Oliveira da Silva is bracing up to face his parent club Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo next Sunday.

Rogerio, 20, who is from Brazil is keen on laying down the marker in his second season on loan at the Mapei Stadium.

“Taking on CR7 would be exciting, even if after the opening whistle I always try to keep concentrated no matter the opponent,” he told Tuttosport.

“Hopefully Ronaldo will have to wait for one more round before breaking his Serie A duck! Sassuolo will be relaxed and free from pressure, trying to emerge with a positive result from Turin.”

There is a high probability that Rogerio could get a recall to Juventus if he puts up a decent performance this season.

“For now I am focused on providing crosses and assists for Sassuolo, but in future if I have the honour of coming back to Juve, I hope to give Ronaldo many assists too.

“The current Bianconeri full-backs have different characteristics, but are all very strong.

I know that I’ll have to give my best to make a good impression and also that my performance will be under the spotlight for Juventus. My family will be watching from Brazil.”