Ronaldo's sister aims dig at Juve boss

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Cristiano Ronaldo cast a frustrated figure during Juventus' Coppa Italia final loss to Napoli, but the Portugal superstar's sister has now seemingly blamed manager Maurizio Sarri for the defeat.

Ronaldo was widely criticised for his performance in the Bianconeri's penalty shootout defeat to Napoli on Wednesday night, with Sarri even going as far as to admit that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was not at his best.

"He's in the same shape as the others, like Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa, he is lacking the sharpness to do what works best for him," the 61-year-old told RAI after the match.

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Ronaldo's sister, Elma Aveiro, has since leapt to the former Real Madrid star's defence, and turned the tables by seemingly accusing Sarri of getting his tactics wrong on the night.

"What more can you do? This is it and that's all, that's why my darling can't work miracles on his own... I don't understand how you can play like this. Anyway... head up, my King," Aveiro posted on Instagram, as translated by GiveMeSport.

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Wednesday's defeat was Juve's second straight final loss, with the Bianconeri having also gone down to Lazio in the Italian Super Cup in December last year. 

This is not the first time one of Ronaldo's sisters has publicly defended him, with his other sibling Kaia Aveiro previously directed a strongly-worded message at Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk after last year's UEFA awards ceremony.

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