RONALDO SUFFERS INJURY SETBACK DURING LAZIO GAME
Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has had a disrupted season till date following the injury he picked up during the Italian Serie A clash with Lazio at the weekend.
The Portuguese international has been restricted to just five appearances in all competitions this season, with four of those games coming in the Italian topflight.
His season had earlier been disrupted after he tested positive to Covid-19. Ronaldo missed three league games and two Champions League matches as a result.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to action last weekend by netting a brace as a second half substitute to lead Juventus to a 4-1 win at newly promoted Serie A club Spezia. He followed it up with a goal during the 1-1 draw at Lazio on Saturday night to take his tally to six goals and one assist in just four league outings.
In all competitions, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has six goals and a solitary assist in five matches. His sixth goal of the season came against Lazio before he went off injured in the second half of the league clash played at the StadioOlimpico.
Ronaldo was subbed off in the 76th minute before Ecuador striker Felipe Caicedo equalised on the stroke of full-time to earn Lazio a point via a 1-1 draw.After the Lazio game, Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo told DAZN that Ronaldo picked up an ankle injury during the game.
Pirlo went on to bemoan the injuries to several of his players before adding that this is not an excuse for the failure to hold on for three points against Lazio. According to him, first team players like Matthijs De Ligt, Federico Chiesa, Giorgio Chiellini and Alex Sandro didn't play the Lazio game due to various injuries.
With the point vs. Lazio, Italian Serie A holders Juventus drop to fifth position with 13 points from seven games and four points off the summit currently occupied by AC Milan.