Tuesday November 12 2019
'No Ronaldo problem for Portugal'

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal teammate Goncalo Paciencia insists the Juventus forward has shown no signs of discomfort since joining up with the squad.

Maurizio Sarri claimed he had taken off Ronaldo in each of Juve’s last two games due to what he described as an ongoing knee problem.

However, Paciencia and reports in Portugal maintain the No 7 is training without any issues as the Selecao prepare for crunch Euro 2020 qualifiers with Lithuania and Luxembourg.

“I don’t have a medical degree, but he’s looked fine to me,” the Eintracht Frankfurt striker told A Bola.

“The most important thing is that he’s here because he’s the best in the world.”

The 34-year-old was visibly annoyed when Sarri subbed him off during Juve’s 1-0 win against Milan on Sunday.

Despite leaving the Allianz Stadium midway through the match, he will not be punished by the Scudetto holders.

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