Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part in a meeting with Genoa on Sunday as he is awarded a well-earned break.
The Portuguese superstar has been left out of the Bianconeri’s latest matchday squad for Serie A action.
With the reigning champions 18 points clear at the top of the table, they find themselves in the enviable position of being able to rotate in domestic competition.
That means Ronaldo, fresh from his Champions League hat-trick heroics against Atletico Madrid, can take in a rest and recharge his batteries.
Allegri has said of his talismanic forward: “Cristiano needed to rest and therefore he will not come to Genoa.
“Cristiano played plenty of games this year.
“We spoke with each other and he shared my idea about this management in the next matches until the Champions League.”
Allegri appears to be suggesting that Ronaldo may not figure as prominently as he has until this point over the coming weeks.