Juventus have this afternoon provided a brief update on the injury picked up by star man Cristiano Ronaldo whilst on international duty with Portugal.
Portugal 1-1 Serbia
Fernando Santos’ men welcomed Serbia to the Estadio da Luz last night, for the 2nd of their European Championship Group B qualifiers.
Portugal’s group opener saw the reigning European champions struggle to a disappointing 0-0 stalemate at home to the Ukraine last Friday.
And their meeting with Serbia proved no more productive, eventually culminating in a 1-1 draw.
The in-form Dusan Tadic opened the game’s scoring with just 7 minutes on the clock, before a wonderful solo effort from Danilo Pereira shortly before the interval rounded out the night’s scoring to see the shares spoiled.
As such, with 2 rounds of fixtures behind them, Portugal sit below both the Ukraine and, surprisingly, Luxembourg in the Group B qualifying table.
And an all-round sub-par international break for Fernando Santos’ side was compounded by an injury picked up by Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 34-year-old pulled up with what appeared to have been a hamstring problem with half an hour on the clock last night, before eventually limping off.
As such, fears immediately spread that Ronaldo may miss Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final first-leg meeting with Ajax in two weeks’ time.
The veteran himself played down such fears in a post-match interview last night, though:
‘I’m not worried’ 😎
After suffering an injury on Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo says he’s just fine 👍 pic.twitter.com/PMR49B1Yeu
— Goal (@goal) March 26, 2019
And Juventus have since provided an update on the fitness of their star hitman.
The Bianconeri have confirmed that Ronaldo picked up a thigh problem versus Serbia. However, the injury has been labelled as a ‘minor’ one.
As such, the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner is expected to be fit to feature versus Ajax in a fortnight’s time.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 26, 2019