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Andrea Pirlo Reveals That Cristiano Ronaldo Was Happy to be Subbed Off in Win Over Inter Milan

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo has played 43 games so far this season
Cristiano Ronaldo has played 43 games so far this season / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo has insisted that star player, Cristiano Ronaldo had no problems with being substituted during their 3-2 win over Inter Milan in the Serie A on Sunday, revealing that the striker was happy to be subbed off.

Ronaldo was brought off despite scoring on the night and with 20 minutes to go in the game with his side looking to keep a 2-1 lead in hand and secure all three points on the night. Juventus went on to win the game, with the decision paying off in the end.

"I think it was the first time he was happy to be subbed off. We were one man down, and he'd have been chasing shadows. He was happy and smiling in the dressing room," Pirlo said post the game.

The 36-year-old has had a busy season, playing 43 games off which he has started 37 games, with it being only the third time has been substituted. He has been his usual brilliant self in front of goal this campaign, scoring 36 goals in all competitions, though he has been unable to lead his club to silverware this time around.

Juventus have lost the league title to Inter Milan, while they were knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16 stage by Porto.