Sarri will not stop Ronaldo from taking Juventus free-kick

Sarri will not stop Ronaldo from taking Juventus free-kick

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri will not stop Cristiano Ronaldo from taking freekick despite the striker's poor record at the Serie A club.

According to TruMedia, Ronaldo has taken 29 free kicks for Juventus since he joined the club before the start of last season and failed to score with any of them.

Seven were saved, two missed the target and a remarkable 18 went straight into the wall, with two making it past the wall after deflecting off it.

Despite the poor record, Sarri says he will not intervene on the issue as the players will decide for themselves on the pitch.

"The free-kicks? We have two right-footed options on the pitch: him [Pjanic] and Ronaldo. So they will have to decide among themselves who takes them, as happens in just about any other side," he said.

The 34-year-old had a similarly poor record with Portugal, failing with his first 44 attempts at European Championship and World Cup tournaments before finally breaking his duck in the 3-3 draw with Spain at the World Cup last year.

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