- Cristiano Ronaldo was not part of the Juventus squad that defeated Brescia
- The Portuguese thoroughly missed out in an encounter which saw both Dybala and Cuadrado fill his voids
- Juve boss Mauriz Sarri has now revealed that Ronaldo sought to be rested ahead of UCL encounter with Lyon
Cristiano Ronaldo was out of action as Juventus demolished relegation-threatened side Brescia 2-0 but Juve boss Maurizio Sarri has disclosed there is no cause for alarm.
The Old Lady were on the run of riot on their visitors on Sunday, February 16, at Allianz Arena with both Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado filling the void for the absent Portuguese talisman.
Dybala handed Juve an early first-half lead in the 38th minute while Cuadrado doubled it in the second half through a perfect 75th minute finishing.
The victory saw the Old Lady regain their league lead, though with one point above second-placed Lazio.
Sarri has now explained the reason behind Ronaldo's absence, saying the Portuguese sought to be rested for the game.
Ronaldo has been pivotal to Juventus' enviable campaign run this season, scoring in all his last ten games to sit behind Lazio's Ciro Immobile as the second league top scorer.
With 20 league goals and 2 assists, the former Real Madrid star is also a contender for the European Golden boots award at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Juventus have a busy schedule of fixtures ahead of them in the coming weeks as they will be slugging it out with Lyon for their first leg of Champions League last 16 tie on February 26.
The Bianconeri will also be back on the league against AC Milan in a title-deciding match scheduled for March 1.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported Barcelona star, Ivan Rakitic, has admitted it would be a dream to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in Juventus as talks continue to generate over his future with the Spanish champions.
The Croatian midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from Camp Nou since the arrival of versatile playmaker Frenkie de Jong from Ajax in the last summer.
Rakitic was billed to depart to Italy last year after Juventus and Inter showed their interest on him amid interest from Manchester United and PSG, only for the switch failing to materialise.
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