Cristiano Ronaldo has been criticised for failing to inspire Juventus to triumph over AC Milan in the Serie A over the weekend.
An Italian press Gazzetta dello Sport reportedly rated the Portuguese performance low as the Old Lady were condemned to a 3-0 defeat at the Allainz Stadium.
The defeat dealt a huge blow on Juventus’ Champions League aspiration as they occupy the 5th position with three matches remaining to wrap up the season.
A goal each from Brahim Diaz, Ante Rebic, and Fikayo Tomori handed the visitors their first win over the Old Lady in Turin since March 2011.
The result left Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport with no choice but to rate the striker low with four over ten.
The newspaper added via SunSport: “He wandered a lot around the field without ever finding the position. The most disappointing performance in the most important night.
“Physically he’s not in his prime, Cristiano. Ronaldo has a supporting cast of objectively different value than others he has had in his career.
“But leadership is expected of the leader. In the most important game, he went missing. “If Juventus miss out on the Champions League, an evening like this will weigh on him like a boulder.”
According to reports, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has become very distant from his teammates and could be seeking a new challenge elsewhere with a year left in his contract.