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Fatigued Ronaldo to be rested for Benevento trip



Fatigued Ronaldo to be rested for Benevento trip
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Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo is to be rested for Saturday’s trip to Benevento.

Ronaldo, 35, has made an impressive start to the season, scoring nine goals in just seven games in all competitions.

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However, the star forward will not be able to add to his tally against Benevento due to fatigue.

“Cristiano Ronaldo will take an agreed rest session because he was a bit tired after so many games,” Pirlo told Juventus TV.

“It was planned that he would not come to Benevento.”

Since the start of November, Ronaldo has featured eight times for Juve and Portugal.

The Portuguese has been in good scoring form since returning a negative COVID-19 result.

Only Milan veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (10) has had more Serie A goals than Ronaldo’s eight this season.

However, Ronaldo has a 75 per cent conversion rate for his big chances, compared to Ibrahimovic’s 60, while he has created a further six chances.

With Ronaldo to be rested, Dybala might want to prove a point after being sparingly used in the league this season.

Juventus currently lie in fourth place in the Serie A table, four points adrift of Milan, ahead of their trip to Benevento.

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