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What sparked Ronaldo and Maurizio Sarri ‘touchline spat’ in 3-2 defeat to Tottenham

Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Maurizio Sarri appeared to engage in a touchline spat during Juventus’ International Champions Cup game with Tottenhamon Sunday.

The former Madrid superstar was substituted moments after putting the Italian giants 2-1 ahead against Tottenham, and it appears that this rubbed him up the wrong way.

Video footage, which is available on social media, shows Ronaldo walking off the pitch after his number is called and was seen shaking hands with a club coach.

He then walks past former Chelsea boss Sarri and says something but fails to stop, leaving the Juventus manager standing on the touchline looking sheepish.

Supporters took to Twitter to suggest that Ronaldo was angry about being substituted so soon after scoring, despite the fact the game was just a friendly.

Tottenham came from behind to beat Juventus 3-2 at the Singapore National Stadium after taking the lead through winger Erik Lamela.

A quick-fire Gonzalo Higuain and Ronaldo double put the Old Lady in the front before Lucas Moura replied with an effort on the 65th minute to bring the game level.

Spurs had to wait until the stoppage time for the decider through Harry Kane, but the winner was well worth the wait.

Kane struck from near the halfway line, catching former gunners keeper Wojciech Szczesny completely off-guard to win the game for Tottenham.

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