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Cristiano Ronaldo reacts as Juventus failed to beat Zlatan Ibrahimović’s AC Milan

ITALY – Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has admitted that his side’s Coppa Italia semi-final first leg 1-1 draw against Zlatan Ibrahimović-led AC Milan on Thursday night at San Siro was ‘tough’.

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Ronaldo also urged his teammates to stay strong together when they play against AC Milan in the second leg on March 4 at Allianz.

Ante Rebic’s volley gave AC Milan the lead in 61 minutes after a string of good saves from Juventus veteran goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon.

But Stefano Pioli’s side was reduced to 10-men for the final 18 minutes during the encounter when defender Theo Hernandez was given a second yellow card for a strong challenge on Paulo Dybala.

Ronaldo, however, scored a late penalty to rescue Maurizio Sarri’s men.

In a post on his official Instagram page after the match, the 35-year-old wrote: “Tough game, but we stick together as a team, and now we have the second leg at home.

“With the support of our supporters, we will reach the #coppaitalia final.”

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