11.02.2020 » Cristiano Ronaldo's current form is incredible by all standards
A professional football player usually sees his career declining around the age of 30. With Cristiano Ronaldo, however, human rules don't seem to apply. At least not in terms of his capability to impact games in a positive way. The Portuguese legend, who has just turned 35 last week (February 5), has been in a superb form since the beginning of December, scoring a total of 17 goals in his last 13 appearances for Juventus. The only game where Ronaldo actually didn't score in the course of 90 minutes was against Lazio, in the Italian SuperCup final played in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 22. Juventus ended up losing that game 3-1, so not even the classic -1,5 Asian handicap betting would suffice for the Bianconeri, in what was their last fixture of 2019...
Cristiano Ronaldo - All his goals in his 10 consecutive Serie A games:
After the storm comes the sun...
The impressive scoring streak we're still witnessing curiously started after a 4-game goal drought. Let's rewind the tape back to November, a month that Ronaldo completed without finding the back of the net at least once... The Portuguese legend was not going through a great moment at an individual level with Juventus, as he had only scored 5 goals in the Serie A after 13 fixtures were completed and only had 1 goal in 5 games in the UEFA Champions League.
Nevertheless and during this controversial period, Ronaldo was scoring goals easily for his country and in his 6 caps from September to November, he scored in every game for Portugal, bagging a total of 11 goals and reaching the 99-goal mark for the Portuguese National Team. In this streak, he managed to score a poker in a 5-1 win against Lithuania and then a hat-trick against the same team just a couple months later, this time in a 6-0 win. Quite remarkable, even though he was struggling to get back in scoring ways for his club, Juventus.
As November ended, it was visible Ronaldo was feeling a bit frustrated with the fact he wasn't adding his name to the scoresheet as often as he used to. However and knowing how Ronaldo reacts against adversity, we knew it was only a matter of time until he delivered his best version on the pitch and once again, answer everyone who had already started criticizing him...
Vintage Ronaldo turned up...
On December 1, Ronaldo finally managed to end his scoring drought with Juventus, when he scored the equalizer from the penalty spot, in a 2-2 home draw against Sassuolo. That moment allowed the Portuguese star to really turn the page in his season and what we've been witnessing since is simply "vintage Ronaldo" in action. The former Real Madrid has been unstoppable since that day and scored in every game except the SupperCoppa final against Lazio. In total, that's been 17 goals in all competitions, which includes 1 goal in the cup, 1 in the Champions League and 15 goals in the Serie A.
Ronaldo's impressive form has also allowed him to close in on the race for the Serie A top goal scorer, as now he only sits 5 goals behind Lazio's Ciro Immobile, who is still at the top of the table with 25 goals. Ronaldo's record in the previous season, his first in Italy, was 21 goals...
With the current scoring streak that began on December 1, Ronaldo has managed to score in every of his last 10 appearances in the Serie A. That has allowed the Portuguese phenom to set a new club record, as he beat David Trezeguet's previous record of a 9-game scoring streak, set back in 2005. His eyes are now on Fiorentina's Gabriel Batistuta and Sampdoria's Fabio Quagliarella's record of 11 games always scoring. Can Ronaldo score against Brescia on February 16 and then against SPAL on February 22? If he does, then another all-time record falls thanks to him...
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus in the Coppa Italia is on February 13, against AC Milan. You can watch AC Milan vs Juventus, Dijon vs PSG, Valencia vs Atletico Madrid, Wolverhampton vs Leicester City, Inter vs Napoli, and Lyon vs Marseille, all matches provided from our live football game pages.
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AC Milan vs Juventus kick-off time (13-02-2020):
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Jakarta (Indonesia) | UTC/GMT+7: 02:45
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 01:15
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+1: 20:45
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+1: 20:45
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+0: 19:45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 16:45
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 15:45
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 12:45