“Ronaldo was not enough for Juventus”, “Goodbye Maurizio”


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ONE System | 08/08/2020 09:09
Italian newspapers against Sari (Twitter)

Italian newspapers against Sari (Twitter)

When Juventus brought Cristiano Ronaldo to boot country two years ago to great acclaim, the goal was clear – to win the Champions League. So while the old lady has since won two championships, the second of which about two weeks ago, in the Champions League the results are a huge disappointment. Last year it was a surprising relegation by Ajax in the quarterfinals and this year even worse – last night (Friday) relegation in the quarterfinals by French side Lyon despite a 1: 2 victory in Turin, which did not erase the 1: 0 in France.

Italian newspapers did not feel sorry for the old lady. In the Gazzetta dello Sport they went out with the headline “Night of Rest” next to a picture of frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo on the grass, and added a quote from the disappointed Aneili: “Now we have to assess the situation.” The quote of course refers to coach Maurizio Sari, about whom they wrote in the Gazette: “Sari at risk: the shadow of Simona Inzaghi and Zidane” – a reference to the two candidates to replace the coach.

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The Gazette’s website also commented on Ronaldo himself and wrote “the phenomena of the phenomenon were not enough”, referring to the duo he won, adding a poll to fans – should Sari stay. Meanwhile 66% said he should be fired and only 34% said he should be given another chance.

The other two major newspapers were tougher on Sari. The title of the Corriere dello Sport was “Goodbye Maurizio”, also next to a picture of the disappointed Ronaldo, while in “Totosport” they went for the title “Sari out” with pictures of Ronaldo and Sari himself and added: “This is a failure of Sari, who failed To present a convincing game. “

Maurizio Sari (Reuters)Maurizio Sari (Reuters)

In France, on the other hand, they were naturally happy and L’Aquip’s headline was “Welcome to the summit.” With a picture of Lyon players celebrating in Turin. Nothing to do, this night was all theirs.

Lyon players celebrate with Memphis Depay (Reuters)Lyon players celebrate with Memphis Depay (Reuters)


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