Cristiano Ronaldo is set to become Juventus captain for the first time ever in the upcoming Serie A game against Cagliari in Turin.

Giorgio Chiellini who is the captain of the Old Lady and his deputy Leonardo Bonucci have both being ruled out of the encounter due to injuries.

According to The Sun, muscle problems are keeping the defenders out, opening the way for Matthijs de Ligt and Merih Demiral to start together.

The captain armband will go to the player who has spent most time with the Old Lady in all competitions.

Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado have previously been selected but Pirlo may leave the South American duo out.

Furthermore, veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is not likely to start the game with Wojciech Szczesny fit and available.

The striker signed for Juve last year but has years of experience with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Portugal to rely on.

As his country’s captain, Ronaldo famously lifted the Euro 2016 trophy despite going off injured in the final with France.

He was given the chance to don the armband for his club last December, but refused.

Meanwhile, FrujuSports had reported that Juve plan to get rid of the former Real Madrid star due to looming financial crisis in the club.