Ronaldo is Not There Yet
While Blaise Matuidi allowed Juventus to win in Parma (1-2) on Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo again failed in goal.
Accustomed to register 50 goals or so in each season of Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will it more difficult to shake the nets with Juventus against the well-organized formations of Serie A. After three days in Italy, it is obvious that we can do. The five-time Golden Ball failed to open his counter with the Bianconeri during a win in Parma (1-2) on Saturday night.
Ronaldo could pout at the final whistle because he spared no effort in Ennio-Tardini’s lair. The Portuguese has tried his luck on 8 occasions and it was hardly brilliant, like a weak shot past the frame (54th). In the game, he participated a lot, starting his actions from the left wing of the 4-3-3 Massimiliano Allegri, but he showed a significant waste, with too long hooks or missed centers (as this center of the left at the 67th).
It was “Mr. Blaise Matuidi” who gave the victory to his team in the second half (58th), a shot in strength after a superb deflection of Mario Mandzukic. The Croatian striker had opened the scoring early (3rd) and the untenable Gervinho (33rd) had responded. Juventus thus continues its third victory of rank before the truce. Spare by his selection, “CR7” will have time to adjust the target to improve its statistics.