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What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by obembet(f): 4:09pm On Dec 08, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus should have been a better combination - at least most thought so.

Juventus suffered their first Serie A defeat this season after losing 3-1 to Lazio last night, which left them two points behind rivals Inter.

Ronaldo scored the opener but the goal was not enough to secure the victory.
And in the game before, when Juventus only got a 2-2 draw with Sassuolo, Ronaldo merely had any contribution aside from a penalty goal, as well as blocked an effort from Paulo Dybala.

The old Lady signed him in order to clinch the Champions League trophy but now they seemingly couldn't defend the Scudetto ... so what's wrong?

One week before, Ronaldo picked up his MVP trophy at the Serie A awards.

Meanwhile, his old rival Lionel Messi was at the Ballon d'Or ceremony, which Ronaldo had chosen not to attend, claiming his record sixth award.

"The competition between me and Messi is over? No, it is just starting," said Ronaldo in a post-award interview.

However, the chances of the 34-year-old leveling Messi next year look slim, unless he can redress what has been an underwhelming start to the season by his own other-worldly standards.

Ronaldo has managed eight goals in 17 appearances for Juventus this campaign while registering just one assist.

For any normal footballer this sort of output would be cause for celebration, however for the Portuguese international it represents one of his worst starts to a season in a decade.

In hindsight, there were perhaps some warning signs last that foreshadowed this downturn in form.

He managed just two goal contributions in his final eight Serie A games last campaign, while a tired-looking Ronaldo could not prevent his side from Champions League elimination by Ajax in the quarter-finals.

He still popped up with some moments of brilliance of course.

A hat trick against Atletico Madrid to overturn a first-leg deficit of two goals was particularly outrageous, but in general Ronaldo's performances in the second half of the season were far removed from the dizzying 450 goals in 438 games that he registered at Real Madrid.

It was this eight years of dominance at Santiago Bernabeu that convinced Juventus to splash around €100m on the then 33-year-old. The Old Lady even gave him a four-year-deal, and why wouldn't they?

Despite his advancing years, Ronaldo had shown no signs of slowing down. He looked fitter and faster than most players in the world and scored 44 goals in as many games during his final season with Los Blancos.

Flash forward a year-and-a-half and the Serie A questions must surely be questioning their decision - even if it is only slightly.

The €31m-a-year salary that Ronaldo allegedly receives is a staggering three times more than any other player in the league and simply put, CR7 is not currently justifying his astronomical wage.

The forward has managed 10 fewer goals than top scorer Ciro Immobile this season, while four others scored more including Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.

Ronaldo is similarly lacking in assists, sitting well outside the top ten, which begs the question: what is he offering to the Old Lady this campaign?

One thing that he has and always will offer is commercial value.

A Financial Times report recently revealed the full extent of Ronaldo's financial power by finding that the club's product and licensing revenue increased by €16m after he joined.

Juventus signed 520,000 shirts in the 24 hours that followed the announcement of his arrival, while his social media influence has also seen the club's Instagram following skyrocket from 10m to 34.4m.

Ronaldo's signing was always therefore going to be more about just his performances on the field, but taking his footballing displays in isolation this season - something does seem wrong.

Perhaps he does not get on with Maurizio Sarri, who attracted the ire of the forward after having the audacity to substitute him when he wasn't play very well in a series of football matches last month.

Perhaps age is finally catching up with the once untouchable freak of nature.

Or perhaps he just does not fit the system and his side needs to redeploy out-and-out wingers to get the best out of one of the best finishers the world's ever seen.

Whatever is wrong, Juventus will want it sorted out as soon as possible. 34.4m Instagram followers and a bunch of shirt sales will be little consolation if Antonio Conte's Inter can end their stranglehold on the Serie A title this season

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chloeberesford/2019/11/15/whats-going-on-with-cristiano-ronaldo-and-juventus/amp/

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by Astark: 4:12pm On Dec 08, 2019
grin what juventus needs now is a playmaker, someone that can supply goals so that ronaldo can take all the glory.

cool that's why messi is the most under rated player ever

He create goals as a playmaker
He score goals as a forward
He dribbles and entertain
He passes and assists

He's everything

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by tfash96(m): 4:15pm On Dec 08, 2019
End of time for Ronaldo now.He is old already and Juventus should rest after they've dominated it for almost good 9 years if not 9... Inter ti wake up if AC Milan won't wake up

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by obembet(f): 4:21pm On Dec 08, 2019
Astark:
grin what juventus needs now is a playmaker, someone that can supply goals so that ronaldo can take all the glory.

cool that's why messi is the most under rated player ever

He create goals as a playmaker
He score goals as a forward
He dribbles and entertain
He passes and assists

He's everything

Keep Calm guys, Everyone face hard times in Life, Cr7 the GOAT (second) will surely Rise.�⚽


Bringing Sarri as a Juventus Coach is the effects from day one.. I know Ronaldo will struggle under Sarri coaching phylosophy

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by emeijeh(m): 4:30pm On Dec 08, 2019
They slip by 2 points after 14 or 15 games and you say they lost the Scudetto to Inter?
It's not as if they have crashed out of Champions league sef.

Op, na wah for you o

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by HarunaWest(m): 4:33pm On Dec 08, 2019
Juventus had no business sacking allegri..and even when they did,It shud have been an ancelloti or Conte and not sarri....Ronaldo can only thrive under a manager that believes in free flowing counter attacking football..Possession and playing defence minded doesn't work for him... Barcelona's philosophy has always been possession based for a long time now. That's why Messi will keep thriving there, its like possession football was made for Messi.
Nevertheless both of them have really tried for football mehn, since 2004.. These chaps have been entertaining us.

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by gibzzhd: 4:46pm On Dec 08, 2019
League assists this season:
■ Marc-Andre Ter Stegen - 2 ■ Cristiano Ronaldo - 1 ■ Eden Hazard - 1

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by babakb: 6:44pm On Dec 08, 2019
Messi fans we hear Una ooooo, Messi Pass Ronaldo

Abeg make Una leave Cr7 make he rest.

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by davillian(m): 7:07pm On Dec 08, 2019
Ronaldo just come spoil juve for us....
Before he joined juve
Juve was a winning machine

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by SultanOfPuna: 8:26pm On Dec 08, 2019
This is not Real Madrid Where Bale or Benzema Will Dribble, Enter 18 box and after all hurstling
They pass it to Ronaldo..Gone are those days

In Juventus, He Need To Fight Llike a Samurai

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by qualityovenbake(m): 8:26pm On Dec 08, 2019
Nothing is wrong with Juventus. They just had their first loss in any competition this season. They are doing well, the season is still long.

Juventus Statistics this season.

Serie A: Played 15 matches, Won 11, Draw 3, Loss 1.

Champions League: Played 5 matches, Won 4, Draw 1.

Barcelona statistics this season

La liga: Played 15 matches, Won 11, Draw 1, Loss 3.

Champions league: Played 5 matches, Won 3, Draw 2, Loss 0.


Liverpool statistics this season

Premiership: Played 16 matches, Won 15, Draw 1, Loss 0.

Champions League: Played 5, Won 3, Draw 1, Loss 1.

Bayern Munich statistics this season

Bundesliga: Played 14 matches, Won 7, Draw 4, Loss 3.

Champions League: played 5 matches, Won 5, Draw 0, Loss 0

PSG statistics this season

Ligue 1: Played 15 matches, Won 12, Draw 0, Loss 3.

Champions league: Played 5 matches, Win 4, Draw 1, Loss 0.

Man City statistics this season

Premiership: Played 16 matches, Won 10, Draw 2, Loss 4

Champions League: Played 5 matches, Won 3, Draw 2, loss 0

Juventus and Liverpool are having a wonderful season. Though Liverpool are yet to qualify for the knock out stages of the champions league. Juventus statistics are better than Messi Barca

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by wunmi590(m): 8:26pm On Dec 08, 2019
Appointing sarri as Juventus coach was gbe greatest mistake for Juventus, not because I am a Ronaldo fan, but because the coach tactics is not good for the present crop of players in Juventus.

He has players at his disposal, he just uses players that are not completely fit and changing players ontine too, he has problem.

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by Danelo(m): 8:27pm On Dec 08, 2019
Siri abi sarri is the one killing the team.....befor his arrival the team was doing fantastically well....d man carry sarry ball come ..... Victory begin sare from dem

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by Slawormir: 8:27pm On Dec 08, 2019
Damnnnnn niggarrr

No tappings for tapnaldo
No penalties for penaldo

No chance to dive for divenaldo

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by dybalah: 8:28pm On Dec 08, 2019
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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by NonFarmPayrol: 8:28pm On Dec 08, 2019
Lol

Juve exposed cr7
cheesy cheesy

No monkey to work for baboon to chop

They even bench him to win games these days cheesy

His fans claim he dominated Spain after two la liga in 9 years grin

Without a supplier
Cr7 is as good as lingard

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by Expert17: 8:28pm On Dec 08, 2019
Nobody to set up Tap in for Ronaldo agn.......

Na PK broda dey hussle for noww grin

Inter Milan for Seie A

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by okonja(m): 8:28pm On Dec 08, 2019
Law of diminishing returns cool

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by realstars: 8:28pm On Dec 08, 2019
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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by spafu(m): 8:29pm On Dec 08, 2019
If you ask me, na who I go ask?

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by Richdad50(m): 8:29pm On Dec 08, 2019
shocked
Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by sylve11: 8:29pm On Dec 08, 2019
cool
Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by BrickDevo: 8:29pm On Dec 08, 2019
Haha age is the matter, just ask him
Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by NOETHNICITY(m): 8:29pm On Dec 08, 2019
nothing is wrong

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by OPTIMUSPRIME08: 8:30pm On Dec 08, 2019
davillian:
Ronaldo just come spoil juve for us....
Before he joined juve
Juve was a winning machine
when you start to watch ball.
The last season before Ronaldo came which players left juve
How can a team replace cancelo with Danilo, carry cuadrado come right back, someone that has no businesses at that position, khedira and matuidi are juve best midfielder, huguain that could not make a good starting eleven at Chelsea, someone that Mario benched all through, what exactly is Juventus playing with aside pjanic, Ronaldo and de light, bonnuci don lose form, dybala that cant make Argentina first eleven and someone who Costa benched well under allegri that juve even wanted to sell at all cost, one should be realistic. See even sarri that Chelsea fans gave testimony as he left them.
Juve problems is not Ronaldo and if you no sabi watch ball then STH UP!

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by Cmanforall: 8:30pm On Dec 08, 2019
What's going on with Buhari and Nigeria?

That should be the real question

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Re: What's Going On With Ronaldo And Juventus? by Bemunda666: 8:30pm On Dec 08, 2019
Sarri is not a manager for juventus

I wonder what juventus was thinking when they where hiring him

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