CRISTIANO RONALDO BREAKS 94 – YEAR – OLD RECORD AND SETS NEW JUVENTUS GOAL SCORING RECORD

Cristiano Ronaldo – the indefatigable goal machine put up a great display of soccer finesse and ruthlessness and scored two goals in the UEFA Champions League match against Lyon on Friday, August 7th, 2020, to take his total goal tally for the season to 37 and thus broke a record of 35 goals set by Ferenc HirZer in 1925/26 campaign and another record of 36 goals scored “across Serie A and the defunct Mitropa Cup” in 1933 /34 season by the legend known as Felice Borel. Also, the two goals scored by Ronaldo against Lyon has increased his total goals in Champions League knockout stages to 67, which means he’s currently leading other players by 21 goals. Therefore, with Ronaldo’s 37 goals across competitions this season, he has become the all – time highest goal scorer ever for Juventus in a single season.

Though Ronaldo broke 94 – year – old record for Juventus, but it was evident from his reaction after the match that the experience was a bitter-sweet one for him as most of his teammates were completely on holiday during the match, most especially with their slow reaction to the ball and equally very slow movement with the ball in the midfield. Owing to this attitude unfortunately, Juventus was bundled out of the Champions League for the second time in a row since the arrival of Ronaldo and he (Ronaldo) was disappointed and very dejected. My question then is; would you attribute the slow movement of the ball to Maurizio Sarri’s faulty style or lack of motivation by the players?

 

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