Cristiano Ronaldo has been called “a great professional” as he prepares to return for Juventus in their Serie A match at Udinese on Saturday.
Portugal forward Ronaldo, 33, has “firmly” denied raping Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
He missed Tuesday’s Champions League win against Young Boys through suspension after being sent off against Valencia.
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri said he was “ready to return to action”.
“I’ve known Cristiano for three months now and for over 15 years of his career he has shown to be a great professional both on and off the pitch,” he added.
“He has broad shoulders, so much so that he can be completely focused on the match.”
The Italian champions signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid for £99.2m in July.
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