Juve reject South Korea’s Ronaldo claims

Juve reject South Korea’s Ronaldo claims

Last Updated: 31/07/19 7:16pm

Cristiano Ronaldo did not play for Juventus in their friendly against the K League All Stars

Cristiano Ronaldo did not play for Juventus in their friendly against the K League All Stars

Juventus have rejected suggestions from the president of South Korea’s K League that they violated a contract by not playing Cristiano Ronaldo in a friendly in Seoul last week.

Event organisers claim the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was contracted to play at least 45 minutes of the match against the K League All Stars, which ended in a 3-3 draw.

However, Ronaldo did not take the field due to ‘muscle fatigue’, according to Juventus, prompting some South Korean fans to pursue compensation.

The K League wrote to the Italian champions to protest, but Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has dismissed their complaints to K League president Kwon Oh-gap in a letter seen by Reuters.

Agnelli wrote: “Every single player present in Korea…played the match, except one: Cristiano Ronaldo, who was obliged, according to our medical staff’s advice, to rest due to muscle fatig

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