Cristiano Ronaldo stormed down straight the tunnel after being subbed off for Paulo Dybala in Juventus 1-0 win over AC Milan.
Sarri, however, explained that the sub was to avoid risking injury as the 34-year-old had complained of knee and thigh problems.
The gamble from Maurizio Sarri paid off as Gonzalo Higuain found the Dybala with a fine pass and Argentine made no mistake as he fired his finish into the bottom corner.
The win ensures Juventus move back ahead of Inter Milan who briefly overtook them following their 2-1 home win over Verona on Saturday.
Sky Sports showed images in the 69th min of how Cristiano Ronaldo asked for the change in 58th min because of injury . Upon leaving he went directly to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/ovmyWu1whJ— Haroon Abid 🇬🇧 🇵🇰 (@HaroonMUFC47) November 10, 2019