Portugal face Poland,Scotland without Ronaldo

Author: George Ernest Asare
Cristiano Ronaldo

 Portugal will face  Poland and Scotland in their international competitions without their deadly striker  Cristiano Ronaldo .

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United player  who has now pitched camp with Serie A giants, Juventus was rested for Portugal's internationals in September.

Portugal  will visit Poland in the UEFA  Nations League on  October 11, before traveling to Scotland for a friendly on October 14, without their skipper who  has scored 85 goals in 154 games for his country and won Euro 2016.

The Portugal captain missed Juventus' Champions League win against Young Boys on Tuesday  October 2, through suspension.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner who joined Juventus for £99.2m in July, also missed Portugal’s  internationals against Croatia and Italy because  he needed time to adapt to his move from Real Madrid.

"In the future, nothing prevents Cristiano from giving his contribution to the national team," Portugal coach Fernando Santos said.

 Santos said Ronaldo missed the internationals against Croatia and Italy in September because the player needed time to adapt to the style of play of his new club in Italy.