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Reports: Juve Players Unhappy With Pirlo's Ronaldo Treatment

Some players at Juventus are reportedly not happy with how first-team manager Andrea Pirlo has been treating Cristiano Ronaldo differently to others.

According to Italian news outlet Corriere della Sera, some of the Bianconeri's players believe their manager gives Ronaldo, 35, special treatment.

It is claimed that the Portuguese has "special rights" in Italy, and is essentially able to decide which matches he wants to be rested for.

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The former Real Madrid star was not named in Juve's squad for their 1-1 draw with Benevento this past weekend, with Pirlo saying the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was left out due to tiredness.

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However, not only are some of the Italian giants' players unhappy with Ronaldo's treatment, but they are also not entirely pleased with Pirlo's communication and lack of tactical knowledge.

This has reportedly led to a few players feeling confused about Pirlo's game plan, with Juve currently fourth in Serie A, six points behind league leaders AC Milan.

The Old Lady have already qualified for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages ahead of their fifth European fixture of the season on Wednesday night against Dynamo Kyiv.

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