21.05.2019 » Joy in Serie A from Ronaldo, but Champions League still eludes Juve
Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus with a reputation as one of the best players in the world and with a brief to drive the club onto even greater heights. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was hugely successful at Real Madrid before jumping on board in this new venture, scoring 450 goals for the Spanish giants and helping them win numerous major trophies. Juventus splashed out €100 million to secure Ronaldo's services last summer in the hope that he could repeat that success in Turin. Read on as we review Ronaldo's season and assess what is next for the Portuguese star.
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Ronaldo inspired Juventus to another Serie A title
Juventus have dominated Italian football in recent times and Ronaldo's signing has merely served to add to their supremacy. They won the title by just four points in 2017/18, but Ronaldo has helped them extend their advantage over their rivals this season.
The forward didn't score in his first three league matches, but 21 goals in his next 28 games proved that he hasn't lost his scoring touch. Those goals helped Juve claim an eighth successive title and many punters will be eager to use the Coral promo code to back them to win a ninth next term.
Frustration in the Champions League
Ronaldo's Champions League debut for Juventus against Valencia was certainly memorable, although it was for very much the wrong reasons.
He was harshly sent-off during the Group H game for an off-the-ball clash with Jeison Murillo, but bounced back to score his first Champions League goal for club against Manchester United during November.
Ronaldo then netted a hat-trick in the round of 16 against Atletico Madrid, as Juve recovered from two goals down to progress to the quarter-finals.
He scored in both legs of the tie against Ajax in the last eight, but it wasn't enough to keep Juve in the competition as the Dutch side ran out 3-2 winners on aggregate.
What next for Ronaldo?
The 34-year-old will turn his attentions to international football this summer as he spearheads Portugal's bid to win the Nations League Finals on home soil.
Ronaldo didn't feature in the group games against Italy and Poland, but he did play against Ukraine and Serbia in qualifying matches for the 2020 European Championships.
Looking further ahead, Ronaldo will be eager to claim more trophies with Juve and the Champions League will undoubtedly be their major target.
The Italian club haven't won Europe's top club prize since 1996, but with Ronaldo in their team and other potential quality signings on the way, they could end their long wait next time around.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus is for the Serie A on May 26 of 2019, against Sampdoria. You can watch Sampdoria vs Juventus, SPAL vs AC Milan, Barcelona vs Valencia, Reims vs PSG, Charlton vs Sunderland, and RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich, all matches provided from our football live game pages.
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Sampdoria vs Juventus kick-off time (26-05-2019):
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Jakarta (Indonesia) | UTC/GMT+7: 20:00
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 18:30
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+2: 15:00
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 15:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 14:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 10:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 09:00
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