Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has discussed the new role Cristiano Ronaldo is taking at Juventus.
The role comes after Juventus made a comeback to football after months of a break with a scoreless draw against AC Milan in the Coppa Italia on Friday.
Sarri lined up Douglas Costa, Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala for the first time during his tenure with five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo used as a main forward with two wingers on either side
Speaking after the game, Sarri said: “I asked Ronaldo to take a more central role, he was pleased to try it out and he played the game he needed to at this moment.
"He probably isn’t accustomed to missing a penalty, so hitting the inside of the post-it could go anywhere and he was unlucky.
“I don’t think to play him a few meters more one way or another is going to make a huge difference to such a strong player. Everyone had a strong opening 30 minutes and then faded away.”
Juventus made it to the next round of the competition despite the draw this after the first leg ended with a 1-1 at the San Siro.
It means Juve will have the chance to win back the trophy they lost to Lazio last season, after previously winning it four times in a row.
There was an eventful first half in the game with Ronaldo missing a penalty after striking the post. Moments after, Ante Rebic was sent off for a karate kick into Danilo's chest but Juve could not make the extra man count.