Juventus Set To Name Cristiano Ronaldo Captain

Juventus Name Cristiano Ronaldo Captain

Cristiano Ronaldo could become Juventus captain for the first time this weekend when they clash with Cagliari.

Boss Andrea Pirlo is without a number of players ahead of the home game, which could provide a fresh opportunity for Ronaldo.

Club captain Giorgio Chiellini and deputy Leonardo Bonucci are both ruled out of Saturday's tie.

Muscle problems are keeping the defenders out, opening the way for Matthijs de Ligt and Merih Demiral to start together.

Typically, the armband would land with the player who has spent the most time with the Old Lady.

Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado have previously been selected but Pirlo may leave the South American duo out.

Furthermore, veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is not likely to start the game with Wojciech Szczesny fit and available.

According to Tuttosport, Ronaldo will be the natural choice to take the armband.

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The 35-year-old striker signed for Juve last year but has years of experience with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Portugal to rely on.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago

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