Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri praised Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother after their 3-0 victory against Roma in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday evening.
Ronaldo scored Juve’s opener with an excellent left-footed finish before Rodrigo Bentancur and Leonardo Bonucci found the net to put Sarri’s side 3-0 ahead.
Gianluigi Buffon’s own goal gave Roma a glimmer of hope but it wasn’t enough and Juve will now face either AC Milan or Torino in the semi-finals.
After the match, Sarri admitted he found it difficult to find a flaw in Ronaldo’s game and could only praise the forward’s mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro for ‘creating such a specimen’.
‘Ronaldo is in extraordinary physical and mental condition, scoring with remarkable consistency,’ Sarri told Rai Sport after the match. ‘On an individual level, I don’t see what Ronaldo could improve. Perhaps in some defensive moments. ‘I cannot take credit for Ronaldo’s current form, you can only give credit to his mother for creating such a specimen.’