Sarri confirms Ronaldo sat out Juve friendly in Korea due to muscle fatigue

The forward was not involved as Juve drew 3-3 against Team K League in an exhibition match in Seoul on Friday

Maurizio Sarri has confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo sat out Juventus’ exhibition match against Team K League in Seoul on Friday due to fatigue.

“We gave room to some of the younger figures who were ready to step up. Ronaldo was very tired, so we decided to rest him,” Sarri told a news conference.

“Ronaldo was expected to play, but he was not 100 per cent fit due to muscle fatigue. I spoke with Andrea and Ronaldo before the match and we concluded that it would be best for him to rest.”

Two of Juve’s three pre-season goals prior to Friday’s clash had been scored by Ronaldo, who should be fit to feature in the Bianconeri’s next friendly, against Atletico Madrid in Stockholm on August 10