Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini said Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos deliberately dislocated Mohamed Salah's shoulder in the 2018 Champions League final.
Salah was forced to leave with a dislocated shoulder in the final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in just half an hour after being towed by Ramos.
Madrid won 3-1 thanks to an assist from Gareth Bale and a goal from Karim Benzema.
Sadio Mane scored for Liverpool to cancel Benzema's opening goal.
The victory against Liverpool led Madrid to win the 13th Champions League title in their history.
However, Chiellini claimed that Ramos knew he could have broken Salah's arm.
In his autobiography, the 35-year-old Juventus star, Italy, said: “Ramos always said it was not intentional.
“But he was aware that, falling the way he did, without loosening control over that hold, nine times out of ten you can break your opponent's arm.
“He has two characteristics that almost no one else has.
“He knows how to be decisive in big games, with interventions that go beyond any logic, that even cause injuries with almost diabolical humor.
"Salah's in the 2018 Champions League final was a masterstroke."
Ramos' regular red cards – he has been kicked out 14 times in the past ten seasons – have seen him labeled a master of the dark arts.
But Chiellini insists that the defender is the best in the business.
He added: "You can say that he is impulsive and is not very tactically aware that he is responsible for conceding eight or ten goals a season – and if I am signed by two or three, he will be killed.
“Without him, Madrid becomes a team without defense.
"Without him, Varane, Marcelo and Carvajal look like children playing for the reserve team."
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