Cristiano Ronaldo Is Fired Up For Porto Clash – Juventus Boss Pirlo


Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to the starting line-up as Juventus look to overturn a 2-1 deficit in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Porto in Turin on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old Portugal forward was only a substitute for Juventus’ 3-1 Serie A win over Lazio on Saturday.

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But on Monday, boss Andrea Pirlo said Ronaldo, a five-time Champions League winner, was just being rested.

“Cristiano is fine. These are his matches. He’s fired up,” said Pirlo.

“He’s been able to rest and can’t wait.

“We know the pressure is on us, but we don’t hide. We have what it takes to go through, but we don’t underestimate our opponents. However, we are Juventus and have to think about qualifying.”

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