Juventus have this afternoon supplied a short replace on the harm picked up by star man Cristiano Ronaldo while on worldwide obligation with Portugal.
Portugal 1-1 Serbia
Fernando Santos’ males welcomed Serbia to the Estadio da Luz final evening, for the 2nd of their European Championship Group B qualifiers.
Portugal’s group opener noticed the reigning European champions battle to a disappointing Zero-Zero stalemate at dwelling to the Ukraine final Friday.
And their assembly with Serbia proved no extra productive, ultimately culminating in a 1-1 draw.
The in-form Dusan Tadic opened the sport’s scoring with simply 7 minutes on the clock, earlier than an exquisite solo effort from Danilo Pereira shortly earlier than the interval rounded out the evening’s scoring to see the shares spoiled.
As such, with 2 rounds of fixtures behind them, Portugal sit beneath each the Ukraine and, surprisingly, Luxembourg within the Group B qualifying desk.
And an all-round sub-par worldwide break for Fernando Santos’ facet was compounded by an harm picked up by Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 34-year-old pulled up with what appeared to have been a hamstring downside with half an hour on the clock final evening, earlier than ultimately limping off.
As such, fears instantly unfold that Ronaldo could miss Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final first-leg assembly with Ajax in two weeks’ time.
The veteran himself performed down such fears in a post-match interview final evening, although:
‘I’m not nervous’ 😎
After struggling an harm on Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo says he’s simply nice 👍 pic.twitter.com/PMR49B1Yeu
— Objective (@objective) March 26, 2019
And Juventus have since supplied an replace on the health of their star hitman.
The Bianconeri have confirmed that Ronaldo picked up a thigh downside versus Serbia. Nonetheless, the harm has been labelled as a ‘minor’ one.
As such, the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner is predicted to be match to characteristic versus Ajax in a fortnight’s time.
BREAKING: @Juventusfcen say @Cristiano has a minor thigh harm however isn’t anticipated to overlook their @ChampionsLeague conflict with Ajax. ⚫⚪
— Sky Sports activities Information (@SkySportsNews) March 26, 2019
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