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Cristiano Ronaldo is Posssessed with the race for Serie A Golden Boot

dailymail: At the age of 35, many believed that Cristiano Ronaldo’s imperious goalscoring form would’ve dropped off by now.

But it hasn’t. The Portuguese talisman is just as prolific in front of goal for Juventus in his mid-30s and it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

While he often tussled with Lionel Messi for the LaLiga’s Golden Boot when he was at Real Madrid, Ronaldo had encountered a new goalscoring rival in Italy in the form of Ciro Immobile.

The Lazio star has already matched his superb goal tally from the 2017-18 Serie A campaign, where the 31-year-old notched 29 goals.

For much of this campaign, in terms of goalscoring, Immobile has been head and shoulders above the rest, putting him in contention of winning the European Golden Shoe.

Before the world of sport suffered an abrupt stop due to the coronavirus pandemic, Immobile had scored six more in Serie A that his closest rival Ronaldo.

However, the three-month break appears to have affected the two men very differently, with Ronaldo consistently hitting the back of the net to keep Juventus at the top of the table while Immobile has struggled to get firing again.

While Maurizio Sarri’s side have dropped four points in their last six games, Ronaldo has kept up his relentless scoring ability, scoring in every game post-lockdown.

His two goals from the penalty spot in their most recent clash with Atalanta rescued a point for the Italian champions in the dying seconds, proving he remains the man for the big moment – even in the twilight years of his illustrious career.

Looking further back, Ronaldo has been on fire this season up front, scoring 28 goals in as many Serie A matches and 32 in 40 appearances in all competitions.

Meanwhile, Immobile is firing blanks in front of goal and is struggling to replicate his form from before lockdown.

The former Juventus and Borussia Dortmund striker reached 27 goals in record-equalling time, getting the impressive total in 26 games.

Now, he’s only found the back of the net twice and is yet to make his mark in the month of July.

Immobile’s struggles in front of goal have translated to Lazio’s overall team performance, which has seen them lose plenty of ground in the race to de-throne Juventus as champions.

With Juventus close to wrapping up a ninth consecutive Scudetto, Ronaldo will be aiming to do so in style by adding yet another goalscoring title to his shelf at home.

You’d be silly to bet against him, but as is so often the case, many still do.

Source: Published by dailymail

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Chidimma queen
Chidimma queen
21 days ago

😮 Wow really?

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
21 days ago

Ronaldo is doing very well.

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
21 days ago

he is doing well

Okomor Allen
Okomor Allen
21 days ago

So amazing in fact

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
21 days ago

Interesting still world class

Samuel Etom
Samuel Etom
21 days ago

Ronaldo is always hungry

Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
21 days ago

Ronaldo is exceptional

Owojuyigbe Folakemi
Owojuyigbe Folakemi
21 days ago

The goal scorer

Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
21 days ago

Cr7 is a great player

Adeyemo abraham
Adeyemo abraham
21 days ago

That is good

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
21 days ago

Boss

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
21 days ago

Ronaldo never seize to amaze us

UzomaComfort
UzomaComfort
21 days ago

Good for him. He will achieve his goal

Samuel aniedi
Samuel aniedi
21 days ago

Good

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
21 days ago

Nice one

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
21 days ago

Nice one

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
21 days ago

Won’t surprised if he wins again, he’s very skillful

Christiana Dibiamaka
Christiana Dibiamaka
21 days ago

Thumbs up Ronaldo.

Uka, Adaeze Imaga
Uka, Adaeze Imaga
21 days ago

This is really great for Ronaldo

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
21 days ago

Nicee

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
21 days ago

Ride on ronaldo

Amarachi
Amarachi
21 days ago

He is a great player

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
21 days ago

Nice

Veronica Emeka
Veronica Emeka
21 days ago

This is good

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
21 days ago

He can do it, only if he put in a little more effort

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
21 days ago

This is nice

Catherine Ochigbo
Catherine Ochigbo
21 days ago

Very well

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
21 days ago

You achieve your goal when u work hard

NwakasiIkenna
NwakasiIkenna
21 days ago

He will surely win it

Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
21 days ago

Goal scoring machine

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
21 days ago

U acheive ur goal wen u work hard

Adeleke Tunde Ridwan
Adeleke Tunde Ridwan
21 days ago

Ever legend,never seems to amaze us

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
21 days ago

He’s doing good

Edoja Jessica
Edoja Jessica
21 days ago

Nice one

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
21 days ago

He will surely win it

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
21 days ago

Ronaldo is always performing amazingly

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
21 days ago

One of favorite footballers

David
David
21 days ago

The football likens and so great full

Tavershima Maurice
Tavershima Maurice
21 days ago

Infact Ronaldo is performing good he deserves it

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
21 days ago

His is a goal machine.

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
21 days ago

He is going to win it.

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
21 days ago

Wonderful player.

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
21 days ago

Ronaldo is a prolific striker

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
21 days ago

It’s a tough one for Ronaldo

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
21 days ago

Ronaldo amazed me

Ayomide Adanlawo
Ayomide Adanlawo
21 days ago

Nice. More grease to your elbow cr7

Ogbeche peter
Ogbeche peter
21 days ago

Best player ever

Jonathan haruna
Jonathan haruna
21 days ago

He is exeptional player

AdeyemI Sunday
AdeyemI Sunday
21 days ago

awesome!

AdeyemI Sunday
AdeyemI Sunday
21 days ago

Incredible!