Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri on Tuesday played down Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty miss against Chievo. However, he felt CR7 was too rushed early in his performance.
Moving on from Ronaldo’s penalty miss, Allegri said, “It can happen.”
On Tuesday, Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino denied Ronaldo a penalty on the second half as Juve cruised to a 3-0 win in their return to Serie A action on Monday.
Douglas Costa, Emre Can and Daniele Rugani were on the scoresheet as Italian champions moved nine points clear at the Serie A table.
“Important penalties are others … it can happen to miss a penalty,” Allegri told a news conference.
“I don’t think this is the first time that Ronaldo misses a penalty in his career. The most important thing is that the team won the game at the end.”
Allegri added: “He (Ronaldo) wanted to score and in the second half technically played much better.
“In the first half, he was rushing too much to find the net. In the second part of the match, when he played easier football, he had two or three good goal occasions.”
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is equal top in the Serie A goalscoring charts with 14 goals so far in this season.
Juventus will next take on Lazio on Sunday.