Cristiano Ronaldo among the stars of Juventus to rest against Genoa

TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus in action during the second leg of the 16th stage of the UEFA Champions League between Juventus and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Allianz Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Turin, Italy. Italy. (Photo by Quality Sport Images / Getty Images)

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Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is rested Cristiano Ronaldo for the team's trip to Genoa on Sunday.

Allegri named his squad for Saturday's match:

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LegAllegri: Right now, the balance in the team is good. We did something special on Tuesday and the team spirit is positive.

#GenoaJuve #ForzaJuve https://t.co/4ZerEfsRsa

Blaise Matuidi and Giorgio Chiellini are included, but it would appear that they will occupy places on the bench:

Ronaldo has tripled Atletico Madrid Tuesday to send Juve in the quarterfinal of the UEFA Champions League.

Here is a reminder of his efforts:

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The drama…
The return on the whole …
The hat trick …

Juventus had a good day 🤩 https://t.co/uB9wiuhj5Y

With 18 points ahead of Juventus Napoli in Serie A and in the title, they are now free to concentrate all their efforts on winning in the Champions League.

The Bianconeri have four matches before the first leg of their quarter-final with Ajaxso it's not surprising that they are eager to handle Ronaldo's fitness.

Allegri explained his decision to give a respite to the 34-year-old athlete:

JuventusFC @juventusfcen

Allegri: @Cristiano needed to rest and therefore, he will not come to Genoa.

#GenoaJuve #ForzaJuve

It is even more important for the Italian giant to be able to rest before the international break, since Ronaldo is back in the Portuguese team for his UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against Ukraine and Serbia .

The striker has 124 goals to his credit in the Champions League, including 63 breathtaking in the playoff phase.

Keeping it fresh for its European relations will be vital for Juve to make the most of it.

At his age, even for a player of his state, this requires careful planning – expect to see him resting from the team's domestic chores several times before the end of the season.

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