​Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has insisted that both Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo can play together, even if the team picked up a 3-0 win over Sassuolo without the Argentine.

The Italian champions have been on a poor run of form lately, including the 3-3 draw to Parma in which Dybala stormed off the touchline. He was not in the starting lineup for the Sassuolo game, with Juventus sealing a comfortable win.

However, Allegri insisted that the only reason Dybala was on the bench was because he had to balance the team to counter a strong Sassuolo midfield, with the win showing the fruits of that decision.

According to ​Goal, Allegri told Sky Sport Italia: "I compliment the team for a clean sheet, which is very important. We're in good shape. Ronaldo and Dybala can certainly play together and they will do, but we need everyone to work hard in order to keep the team balanced. 

"It all depends on who you are playing against. If the opponents are really clammed up, you need to pass around them. If they leave gaps, you pass between the lines. Sassuolo have a strong midfield, so I had to balance my team that way."

"Players are disappointed, but every now and then sitting on the bench is necessary to recharge the batteries and rediscover the right mental toughness," he added. "Different players have different characteristics. Dybala is playing the same role as he did last year and the year before.

"It's just having Ronaldo, who is more of a striker, we need someone to find the space. We still need bodies in the box. You can play Dybala and Ronaldo, it just depends on the situations. Ronaldo played with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, so it's not like they're insane at Real MadridEveryone needs the right partner. Mario Mandzukic is very helpful for Dybala and for Ronaldo."

It remains to be seen if that is the case or if Dybala will see himself relegated more often to the bench as the season progresses into the final stages.