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Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo reveals why he can’t rest striker Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment

- Cristiano Ronaldo currently leads the Italia Serie A scorer’s chart with 20 goals

- Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has stated that the striker won’t be rested for now

- A number of Juve stars are currently out of action due to one issue or the other

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been in sparkling form for Juventus this season leading the Serie A scorers’ chart with 20 goals in 21 matches in the Italian topflight.

The Portuguese superstar was rested for a number of matches in the past couple of seasons, but at 36, he continues to find the back of the net with ease.

Quite a number of Juventus players are out of action due to injury or the other and club manager says Ronaldo won’t be rested for now.

The manager told Football Italia via Soccer Laduma:

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“When you play a lot of games, a day or two of rest is good. It also applies to Cristiano. Now that we are short up front, he has gritted his teeth and will do it for as long as we need it.
“He has shown and continues to demonstrate his great professionalism.”

Ronaldo was on target against in Juventus' 3-0 win over Spezia this week, although the defending league champions sit 10 points behind league leaders Inter Milan.

Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo reveals why he can’t rest striker Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment

Cristiano Ronaldo won't be rested for now. Photo: Nicolò Campo
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However, Ronaldo has scored just one direct free-kick since his £98 million transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus in 2018.

The five-time Champions League winner has played a total of 65 free-kicks since he joined the Turin-based outfit but has only a 1.5 per cent success rate.

Stats show that his only goal from the set-piece came during the Old Lady's 3-1 triumph over Torino in July 2020.

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Although Ronaldo has remarkable goals scoring record for the Italian League giants having scored a whopping 92 goals in 119 appearances across competitions.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that as reports say Cristiano Ronaldo could be seeking a new challenge, Juventus are reportedly weighing up their options if they should extend his massive €31 million yearly contract.

The 36-year-old has continued to score important goals for the club who have been hit financially by the impact of the coronavirus.

It was gathered that Ronaldo is interested in renewing his contract for a further year, but the Old Lady are yet to decide.

It is understood that Juventus are yet to respond to the advances from Ronaldo's side because they are still assessing whether or not they can continue to afford to pay his whopping wages.

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