Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) vies with Frosinone Polish defender Bartosz Salamon (L) during the Italian Serie A football match between Frosinone and Juventus Turin on September 23, 2018 at the Benito-Stirpe Stadium in Frosinone. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)
Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) vies with Frosinone Polish defender Bartosz Salamon (L) during the Italian Serie A football match between Frosinone and Juventus Turin on September 23, 2018 at the Benito-Stirpe Stadium in Frosinone. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

Milan: Massimiliano Allegri oversaw his final game as Juventus coach on Sunday, after guiding the team to an eighth consecutive Serie A title but paying the price for yet another Champions League failure despite the sensational signing of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was left out alongside a host of other starters as the Allegri era ended with the whimper of a 2-0 defeat at Sampdoria, having played 31 of 38 matches and closing the season as the team’s top scorer with 21 league goals. But helping the team to another Serie A title was not why the 34-year-old was signed last summer. Ronaldo had spent nine glittering seasons at Real Madrid, lifting a fourth Champions League trophy in five seasons before moving to Italy.

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