Modified 04 Mar 2020, 00:28 IST
Cristiano Ronaldo might miss Juventus’ Coppa Italia semi-final second-leg tie in opposition to AC Milan due to a “private downside”.
The Portugal star didn’t prepare with his team-mates on Tuesday amid stories he has flown house to Madeira as his mom has suffered a stroke.
Juve coach Maurizio Sarri mentioned his availability for the sport with Milan at Allianz Stadium remains to be unknown, whereas admitting there’s “no substitute” for the celebrity ahead.
“Cristiano is experiencing a private downside and his availability tomorrow will depend on this,” head coach Sarri advised a information convention.
“It is obvious that the attainable absence of Cristiano can change the tactical plans: there is no such thing as a substitute on the planet for him.”
Sarri added a additional squad replace, saying: “We haven’t any huge issues with regards to accidents however solely small illnesses: Chiellini went by a private programme and Gianluigi Buffon educated as regular.
“Sami Khedira is progressing and if he’s to take to the sector, it is going to be for a small portion of the sport.
“Douglas Costa might additionally play a half as his situation is bettering.”
Milan, who drew the house leg 1-1 after Ronaldo scored a last-minute penalty, didn’t embody goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma of their squad listing, with the Italy worldwide reportedly out with an ankle harm.
“We aren’t involved in who Milan have or do not have. If we step on the market and show our price, we can’t have any issues reaching the ultimate,” Sarri mentioned.
“You can see they’re a strong squad and prepared to sacrifice themselves for the collective. Milan aren’t a simple crew to face.”
Published 04 Mar 2020, 00:28 IST
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