Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister took a swipe at his teammate following the team’s exit from the Champions League despite winning 2-1 but fell short by away goal.
Juventus had earlier lost 1-0 in the first leg fixture on February 26, before the 2nd-leg was postponed due to Covid-19. The second leg was played behind closed doors at the Allianz arena in Turin.
The Portuguese international scored both goals of the second leg, but the team fell short on away goals as they were eliminated from the competition. This is the first time the former Real Madrid player will fail to advance past the Round of 16 in 4 seasons.
Strangely, Maurizio Sarri also admitted that the Portuguese international is “lacking the sharpness” to perform at his best, as the team suffered back to back goalless draws in their return to football.
Elma instantly leaped to the defense of her brother as she posted on her Instagram.
What more can you do? This is it, and that’s all; that’s why my darling can’t work miracles on his own.
“I don’t understand how you can play like this anyway … head up, my King.”
While Sarri slammed his team further.
“He’s in the same shape as the others, like Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa, he lacks the sharpness to do what works best for him.
“I didn’t say much to the players after the game. I was angry and disappointed just like them, so at these moments, it’s best to stay silent.
“Right now, however, we lack brilliance, and without that brilliance, it becomes more difficult to beat the man, which our players are usually used to doing easily, and finding other solutions.”
Ronaldo’s other sister had earlier taken a swipe at Sarri in the season when he was subbed off in a match the boss claimed he was not fit.
One sister, Katia Aveiro wrote on Instagram with a picture of Ronaldo: “Don’t mess with him.”
According to Italian media Corriere dello Sport, Elma added: “God does not fail. He is fit, so now what?”
Unfortunately, Sarri was sacked less than 24-hours after their elimination from the competition with former midfield maestro Andre Pirlo appointed as the Head Coach.