Cristiano Ronaldo was in training with Juventus and will be evaluated ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League encounter with Atletico Madrid, Maurizio Sarri has confirmed.
The former Real Madrid star sat out the unconvincing 3-1 win at Atalanta over the weekend as he continues to contend with a knee injury.
However, the Portugal striker is seemingly in line to feature in the Group D contest against Atleti.
“Yesterday he did the training sessions with his team-mates,” Sarri told a press conference. “He seems to be growing [stronger].
“We will evaluate it between today and tomorrow to see if we have solved it, but the fact that yesterday he did all the training with his team-mates is very positive.
“I think and hope there will be no repercussions.”
Ronaldo’s relationship with Sarri has been under the microscope in recent weeks, however, Sarri insists all is well between the duo.
“My relationship with Cristiano is good,” he added.
Sarri, who confirmed Matthijs de Ligt and Federico Bernardeschi will also be evaluated before the game with Atleti, also explained why he does not foresee Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala lining up in the same XI any time soon.
Juve have already qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League but know a win over Atleti will secure top spot in Group D.