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‘Ronaldo is human too and can make mistakes’ – Allegri backs Juventus star who is ‘programmed to win’

Massimiliano Allegri was in charge of Juventus when Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Turin and is struggling to see why anyone would want to criticise an all-time great who is “programmed to win”.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has had questions asked on the back of a disappointing last-16 exit from the Champions League in 2020-21.

Ronaldo was far from his best across two legs against Porto, but Allegri is eager to point out that the 36-year-old is no miracle worker and remains “human” despite the most remarkable of sporting CVs.

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