'Ronaldo Alarm' for Juventus ahead of Champions League quarter-finals

Mar 27, 2019, 00:54
'Ronaldo Alarm' for Juventus ahead of Champions League quarter-finals

Speaking after the match, Ronaldo told reporters: "I'm not anxious because I know my body perfectly". It appeared as though the Portugal captain may have picked up a hamstring injury but Ronaldo himself allayed those fears for Juventus fans after the game by stating that he would be back in action "in a week or two".

In his second game with the national team since the World Cup, Ronaldo had to leave before halftime after pulling a muscle while sprinting to try to reach a long pass at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon.

Ronaldo has not featured for Portugal in recent months as he deals with problems off the pitch and settles into his new life in Italy.

Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic played down the impact of Ronaldo's misfortune as he was quick to point out that his injury-hit side missed several key players. "I believe that in no more than two weeks I'll be fine", Ronaldo told reporters. It happens, it's football.

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Ronaldo was brought to Turin to help Juventus achieve their Champions League ambition and scored a hat-trick in the Bianconeri 3-0 over Atletico Madrid to qualify for the last eight.

There was no word whether the five-time Ballon d'Or victor would be fit for to play for his club Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Ajax on April 10.

The forward lined up for Portugal in Monday's qualifying clash, but was forced out of the match in the 31st minute due to the injury.

"I know my body".

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Speaking later he said: "We played quite well and created lots of chances".

VAR is not used in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

"We weren't favoured today, that was a clear penalty and the referee should have given it, not taken the decision of another one who was 40 meters away and didn't even see the play".

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