SPAL thumped

Andrea Pirlo’s Juve were back in action on Wednesday night.

The Bianconeri welcomed minnows SPAL to the Allianz Stadium, with a spot in the Coppa Italia’s semi-finals up for grabs.

The Serie A champions headed into proceedings with their tails up, having secured the Italian Super Cup title last week, before downing Bologna by 2 goals to nil over the weekend.

And, when all was said and done in Turin a little less than 24 hours ago, the Old Lady extended their winning streak to three.

A weakened Juve XI made short work of an outmatched SPAL side, with all of Alvaro Morata, Gianluca Frabotta, Dejan Kulusevski and Federico Chiesa on target, en route to a 4-0 victory.

Gianluca Frabotta puts Juventus 2-0 up against SPAL in the Coppa Italia quarter-final!

Brilliant work from Dejan Kulusevski in the build-up to sit his marker down twice 🤭 pic.twitter.com/2U05BfBTz3

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 27, 2021

A meeting with arch rivals Inter Milan now awaits the Bianconeri in the last-4 of the Coppa, after Antonio Conte and co. got the better of AC Milan on Tuesday.

Trouble for CR7?

Whilst the rest of Andrea Pirlo’s squad were getting the job done last night, though, the club’s star man was actually handed the night off.

After playing all 90 minutes once again over the weekend, Cristiano Ronaldo was rested versus SPAL, in a bid to regain full fitness ahead of a gruelling set of February fixtures for Juventus.

As outlined above, however, if the latest word stemming from the media is to be believed, then the Portuguese attacker’s subsequent choice of activity looks set to land him in hot water.

This comes amid claims that Ronaldo and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez made the trip to the Alpine town of Courmayeur.

This would mark a breach of Italy’s Covid-19 regulations, with travel between the regions of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta strictly prohibited.

In turn, an investigation has been opened by the Valle d’Aosta police department.

It remains to be seen whether Ronaldo is indeed sanctioned for his actions, with a fine, if found guilty, the most likely punishment.

Cristiano Ronaldo under investigation over Covid rule breach during Alps trip https://t.co/fsx0BfKNfi

— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) January 28, 2021

 

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