The Portuguese with Crotone reached 765 goals in his career and returned to the main dish of the house: at least one goal after each Juventus defeat (Naples apart). And the Port is approaching …
Ronaldo returned to scoring, Juve returned to winning. In a nutshell, the match against Crotone said this, with the Portuguese who got into the Spring march, the one the Juventus hope will keep until 9 March, the date of their return to Porto. Meanwhile, yesterday’s brace, the ninth season, re-elected him king of the league strikers, with all due respect (for now) by Lukaku and projected Ronaldo to just two goals from Pele: the Portuguese is now at 765 career goals. A parallel between different eras is always difficult, but the basic fact is that Ronaldo is now in the myth. And what a brace, we would have to add: two goals from the head, the first of precision and timing in the shot, the second of power, with an almost tennis head dunk.
After all, at least one Ronaldo-branded goal immediately after a defeat by Juve was already among the strongest dishes of the house: on the first backhand of the season, the 2-0 home match against Barcelona, Ronaldo had responded with two goals in the 4-1 in La Spezia. The first knockout in the league, against Fiorentina, was followed by another double in the 4-1 against Udinese and after the 2-0 against Inter Ronaldo had reacted by scoring in the Super Cup. Only exception? The defeat with Napoli in the league, followed closely by the knockout against Porto. But Crotone’s brace sweeps away some clouds and puts Ronaldo and Juve back in the wake of tradition.
He ran after them
After all, if it is true that Ronaldo pre-Crotone was dry for three games (first time this season), it is also true that a similar break had already happened to him last year, with two mini blackouts from 4 games without score, followed by two rows of 14 goals, excluding the Super Cup) and 6 consecutive scoring games. And if experience teaches us, Sarri’s year suggests and confirms precisely this: Ronaldo’s long Spring march has restarted. Porto and Inter management, and with Pele increasingly in the sights.
February 23, 2021 (change February 23, 2021 | 12:06 pm)
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