Cristiano Ronaldo will not be in the starting line-up, when Juventus face Atalanta on Wednesday, his coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed.
The game will mark the first time Ronaldo has not begun a Serie A game since he joined Juventus in the summer.
The 33-year-old is second in the Serie A scoring charts with 11 goals in 17 games, as he has been an ever present in the team.
However, with Serie A having introduced Boxing Day fixtures for the first time this season, Allegri has confirmed that Ronaldo will be granted a rest, although he could still feature at some stage.
Juve, who lead Serie A by eight points from Napoli, will host Sampdoria on Saturday before the Italian league takes a three-week winter break.