Was Ronaldo angry at Sarri for substituting him off?

Tanya Simon
November 7, 2019

The Brazilian collected the ball outside the area and raced past three defenders, exchanged passes with Gonzalo Higuain who backheeled the return to him and then left two more players in his wake before beating goalkeeper Guilherme to silence the Lokomotiv stadium.

Substitute Douglas Costa struck the decisive blow with a cool finish as the visitors rallied late on.

"Ronaldo was angry because he's not doing very well, he's had a knee problem for a few days and the adductor is easily worn out", Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.

However, what was Ransey's goal at the end, could have been Cristiano Ronaldo's.

It was Costa, a man blighted by injuries in 2019, who came up with his first goal since January. The ball was rolling into the goal nevertheless but the former Arsenal star chose to nick it in to ensure Juventus take the lead.

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With the ball still on the line as Ramsey kicked it, which gave him the goal on the scoresheet.

"I thought the keeper was a lot closer to me and had a chance of diving back and maybe clearing it", Ramsey said. "I've apologized to Cristiano".

Aleksei Miranchuk levelled eight minutes later for the Railwayman, scoring from the rebound after his own header hit the post.

Guilherme made a string of good saves to keep Lokomotiv in the game, making up for his earlier blunder before Douglas Costa scored the victor. "So tomorrow our goal is to qualify for the last 16, but we will be achieving this goal by improving our game".

Juventus and Lokomotiv Moscow are from the Group D. Juventus top in the group standings with 7 points with a total of 2 wins and one draw against the Atletico Madrid, with the goal difference.

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