Cristiano Ronaldo branded ‘most selfish’ for avoiding penalty at Coppa Italia final

Cristiano Ronaldo branded ‘most selfish’ for avoiding penalty at Coppa Italia final

- Cristiano Ronaldo was practically invisible during the Coppa Italia final match

- Napoli defeated the Old Lady 4-2 via penalties to win the 2020 edition of the competition

- The Portuguese striker failed to step-up during the shootout

Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to receive heavy criticisms over his failure to step up during the penalty shootout at the Coppa Italia final between Juventus and Napoli.

Although the Portuguese lost a spot-kick in their semi-final clash against AC Milan, he is still the best penalty taker for the Old Lady, but he failed to show up.

Cristiano Ronaldo branded ‘most selfish footballer’ for avoiding penalty at Coppa Italia final
Cristiano Ronaldo misses out of the Coppa Italia glory. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Juventus failed to convert their first two kicks from Paulo Dybala and Danilo with Lorenzo Insigne and Politano converting their respective chances.

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Napoli on the other hand scored their first four through Lorenzo Insigne, Matteo Politano, Nikola Maksimovic and Arkadiusz Milik - the latter putting away the winner to secure Gennaro Gattuso's first trophy.

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Fans are furious with Ronaldo saying he did not come out because he wanted to take the last kick to become the hero, something he is famous for.

Before Ronaldo’s arrival at the Italian club, Juventus had won the last four Coppa Italia trophies and now the former Real Madrid striker has lost two consecutive finals for the first time in his career.

And also, Juve manager Maurizio Sarri has stated emphatically that Cristiano Ronaldo is lacking sharpness following his side's painful defeat against Napoli in Coppa Italia final.

Having the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in his squad, the expectation of many fans was that Juventus would be able to beat Napoli with wide margin.

But the Old Lady failed to score in 90 minutes and even Napoli had the chance to score the winner at the death before the match went into penalties.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that David Luiz has continued to receive all the knocks for his awful show in the Premier League game against Manchester City on Wednesday night as his performance cost Arsenal the match.

Pablo Mari was also stretchered off in the 23rd minute and he was replaced by David Luiz who put up an awful performance on the night.

A mistake by the Brazilian defender gifted Raheem Sterling a sumptuous chance to rifle the ball into the net three minutes into stoppage time as the Citizens took the lead 1-0.

And barely four minutes into the half, Luiz was shown a straight red and when he pulled Riyad Mahrez’ shirt in the box and the referee also awarded a penalty against Arsenal. The game ended 3-0 in favour of the Citizens.

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