Andrea Pirlo's Players Are Struggling To Adapt Without Ronaldo

Italian outlet Corriere via SunSport is claiming that the manager’s honeymoon period is over as players are finding it difficult to adapt with the tactician’s strategy without striker Ronaldo. The Portuguese star was missing in their 1-1 draw away at Benevento as the reigning champions failed to hold onto their lead. Juventus dropped points yet again on the night the side was deeply frustrated with Alvaro Morata also receiving a red card after full time of the encounter for verbally insulting the referee. Top football manager attacks Messi, claims he has no passion for football when compared to Maradona After the match, Pirlo said there was the urgent need to rest Ronaldo as the player is exhausted with the number of matches he played in recent times. He said: "Already Wednesday in the Champions League he had a problem, but he had decided to play, It’s normal for someone to get tired and rest. "This time it was Ronaldo’s turn, others next. Ronaldo is an added value, but when

Photos: Football Star Receives Death Threats

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has received death threats via twitter from a group called Legion Holk, his mother reveals.

The group’s social media account are currently being monitored by the FBI after making numerous threats towards the Colombian captain. The twitter account which was initially targeted at the former Monaco midfielder is called @Frekeman and is supposedly being operated in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. 

Officials are not yet certain about the genuineness of the threats because the account was only created a month ago or probably from an online troll. One of the twits on the @Frekeman account shows an image of a box full of bullets and a range of guns with a message saying: “James Rodriguez, Legion Holk is watching you,” before Rodriguez mum brought public attention to the threat.

She also exposed other threats Rodriguez and his family had received. The range of tweets translated to: “I am on my way to your house, I am armed, say goodbye to everything you love.” “#JamesVerguenzaNacional human trash.” “Do you want to see how I am going to make you find James dead?” The 27-year-old is currently not having the best of times with Los Blancos this season as he has made just one start in seven matches and has only one goal to his credit.

The attacking midfielder has been ruled out of Colombia’s CONMEBOL Russia 2108 World Cup qualifier against Uruguay after picking up a calf injury.