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- Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly yelled “what the f—?” at Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri after being substituted in the 55th minute against AC Milan on Sunday.
- The Portugal international was visibly unhappy with being replaced for the second game running by Paolo Dybala, exchanging words with Sarri before storming down the tunnel.
- It was first unclear what was said, however Tuttosport now report that Ronaldo yelled “what the f—?” at the Italian.
- He also called him a “son of a whore,” according to The Portugal News.
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Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly yelled “what the f—?” at manager Maurizio Sarri after the Italian substituted him just 55 minutes into Juventus’ 1-0 victory over AC Milan on Sunday.
The Portugal international was dragged off for the second game running in place of Paolo Dybala at the Allianz Stadium, and was visibly unhappy with the decision – exchanging brief words with his boss before storming down the tunnel.
While it was at first unclear what was said between them, Tuttosport now reports that Ronaldo yelled “what the f—?” at Sarri.
He also called him a “son of a whore,” according to The Portugal News.
After the exchange, Sky Sports Italia reports that Ronaldo left the stadium three minutes before the final whistle, then jetted off to Portugal to report for international duty.
Sarri said he was unaware of Ronaldo’s early departure at the time, adding that if he did leave the stadium, “it is a problem to be resolved with his teammates.”
While struggling with Juventus, Ronaldo is still thriving for Portugal
Ronaldo hit a hat-trick for Portugal last night in its 6-0 win over Lithuania, to move Fernando Santos’ side to within just one win of qualification for Euro 2020.
His first came just six minutes in when he rifled home from the penalty spot, and he had his second 15 minutes later, curling in a stunning effort from the edge of the box past keeper Ernestas Setkus.
Watch his brilliant second goal here:
The 34-year-old completed his hat-trick, his ninth ever for Portugal, in the 65th minute, when he slotted home Bernardo Silva’s disguised pass.
The three goals take Ronaldo’s total to 98 for his country, and mean he will become only the second man in the history of the sport to hit 100 international goals should he manage a brace against Luxembourg on November 17.
The only other player to do so is Ali Daei, who scored 109 in 149 games for Iran between 1993-2006.