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Cristiano Ronaldo sets Serie A record despite Maurizio Sarri says he’s not at his best

metro: Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri may not feel Cristiano Ronaldo is at his best, but his 22nd goal of the Serie A season on Monday night set a new league record.

Ronaldo opened the scoring from the penalty spot in Juve’s 2-0 win at Bologna on Monday, which moved them four points clear of Lazio at the top of the table. The goal represented Ronaldo’s 43rd in just 54 Serie A matches for Juventus and it makes him the highest scoring Portuguese in the league’s history. The previous record was held by Rui Costa, who scored 42 times in 339 games over a decade in Italy with Fiorentina and AC Milan. Ronaldo has disposed of the previous record in under two seasons.

This comes after Sarri admitted that his star striker is not at his physical peak at the moment and suggested the former Real Madrid and Manchester United man could be losing confidence. ‘I spoke to Cristiano again yesterday, alone and for a long time. He mustn’t lose his confidence,’ Sarri told reporters before the Bologna game. ‘I hope that from tomorrow the fantastic player of old will come back. It’s just that he’s not physically at his best right now.’

It was a welcome win for Juventus and goal for Ronaldo after the Coppa Italia defeat to Napoli last week, which saw CR7 come under fire for his performance. Former Italy striker Luca Toni blasted the Portuguese for his display in that contest, echoing Sarri’s thoughts that he is not fit. ‘It’s a defeat that also bears the signature of Cristiano Ronaldo,’ he told RAI. ‘The Portuguese is in difficulty physically and he can’t even dribble a man.’

Source: Published by metro

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Edeh Anthony
Edeh Anthony
1 month ago

Excellent player
G O A T

Paul ogboji
Paul ogboji
1 month ago

Welcome cr7

Ruyinose success
Ruyinose success
1 month ago

Hmm he is trying sha

Justus iwu
Justus iwu
1 month ago

World best player

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
1 month ago

Hiphiphip! Ronaldo will always be Ronaldo

JOSEPH VICTOR MOSES
JOSEPH VICTOR MOSES
1 month ago

Why people love to criticize just of little
nice one Ronaldo jare

Chiemerie Nnam
Chiemerie Nnam
1 month ago

Ronaldo really had a great performance yesterday

Joseph Odeigua
Joseph Odeigua
1 month ago

The man is back..

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
1 month ago

Ronaldo is a great player

Daniel Simon
Daniel Simon
1 month ago

the goal is good for his confidence

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
1 month ago

That is very nice of Ronaldo

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
1 month ago

People’s should not undermine Ronaldo, he has a way of keeping all his critics mute, ask Real Madrid Fan’s

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
1 month ago

Nice one Ronaldo

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
1 month ago

I can’t really blame Sarri, he only spoke his mind

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
1 month ago

Thank God Cr7 is better now

Odunlami Soliu Omololu
Odunlami Soliu Omololu
1 month ago

Ronaldo is getting old.

Nnate Okoro Uguru
Nnate Okoro Uguru
1 month ago

Football icon

adubi oluwafemi samuel
adubi oluwafemi samuel
1 month ago

He has really adjusted

Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
1 month ago

Best player in serie A

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
1 month ago

Cristiano Rinaldo is a living Legend no doubt about it

Christopher Justin
Christopher Justin
1 month ago

he is just jealous

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

Nice one

Christopher Justin thaddeus
Christopher Justin thaddeus
1 month ago

Cr7 best

Raheeem mustapha abiodun
Raheeem mustapha abiodun
1 month ago

He’s excellent player

Mathias
Mathias
1 month ago

He’s an excellent player

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

C. Ronaldo is good to go

Elijah Jesse Peters
Elijah Jesse Peters
1 month ago

He is still my favorite 😋

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
1 month ago

Ronaldo is still at his best

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

Cr7 is an excellent player who most times can determine d outcome of a game.

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
1 month ago

World best

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
1 month ago

He’s back

Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
1 month ago

Most of annoying player are good footballers

Adisa Taiwo
Adisa Taiwo
1 month ago

nice one Ronaldo jare

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
1 month ago

he is always good

Samuel ayomide
Samuel ayomide
1 month ago

Cr7

Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
1 month ago

Good news for Erling Haaland

Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
1 month ago

Good news for midfielder

Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
1 month ago

Good one for Arsenal

Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
1 month ago

By supporting your team player it build team spirit Good for Paul pogba

Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
1 month ago

Interesting

Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
1 month ago

Try more every work is always at risk

Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
1 month ago

Cristiano Ronaldo have try his best in football

Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
1 month ago

Nice one from Ronaldo

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
1 month ago

Nice one coming from Ronaldo

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
1 month ago

Great record from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
1 month ago

He’s getting old,he need to retire.

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
1 month ago

Greatest

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
1 month ago

He is a record breaker

Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
1 month ago

He is coming gradually. Let keep looking. C O W

ossai Kingsley Collins
ossai Kingsley Collins
1 month ago

world best