Ronaldo set for free-kick ban at Juventus
Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, will stop putting Cristiano Ronaldo in the team’s free-kick walls, SportingLife reports.
This follows an incident this midweek during their 3-1 victory over Parma.
The hosts took the lead after Gaston Brugan’s free-kick crept under the Juve wall and beat Gianluigi Buffon to make it 1-0.
As Brugman took the set-piece, Ronaldo appeared to duck out of the way of the ball, covering his face.
The error comes weeks after the Portugal captain came criticisms for doing the same thing during their shock Champions League exit to FC Porto.
In that game, Sergio Oliveira’s strike from distance found the bottom corner after Ronaldo appeared to dodge from the strike.
Pirlo, speaking after the Parma game, said: “Unfortunately, these things happen.
“But we’ll evaluate (his role at free-kicks) over the next few days.”
It is now believed the former Italian midfielder does not plan to include Ronaldo in their defensive walls for future matches.