Though Juventus managed to stay on top due to the goal by Paulo Dybala, who substituted Cristiano Ronaldo for the second game in the row, Ronaldo seemed unhappy with the decision as he walked straight down the tunnel. Dybala who replaced Ronaldo in the 55th minute scored a goal in 77th minute against AC Milan, after a quick exchange of passes and beat Gianluigi Donnarumma with a right-foot shot.
This also happens to be Ronaldo’s earliest substitution since he joined Juve at the start of last season, while it is also the first time he has been replaced twice in succession. Despite Ronaldo’s unimpressive display on being substituted, he was seen giving coach Maurizio Sarri a dirty look and was also seen muttering something under his breath while he walked off.
Even on Wednesday during the Champions League match at Lokomotiv Moscow, on being taken out by Sarri, Ronaldo looked unhappy. Later Sarri explained that he did it to avoid risking injury as Ronaldo had initially complained of knee and thigh problems.
Juventus remains unbeaten in all competitions after chasing a ninth straight Serie A title under Sarri and has now moved on to 32 points, 1 point ahead of Inter Milan. Milan was left down in 14th place on 13 points after they lost in an away match against Juve in series A.