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Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation

Juventus v SSC Napoli - Serie A

TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus FC reacts during the Srie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Allianz Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images )

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TURIN, Italy (AP) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to play in Saturday’s Italian league match at Udinese despite a rape allegation against him in the United States.

Allegri says Ronaldo “is doing well” and that he is “ready to return to action.”

A lawsuit was filed last week in Nevada by Kathryn Mayorga, who says she was raped by Ronaldo in Las Vegas in 2009. Police have also re-opened an investigation. Ronaldo has denied the accusation.

Allegri says “it’s a delicate moment but he has large shoulders. I see him calm in training.”


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