13.08.2020 » Will Ronaldo ever win the Champions League for Juventus?
Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus in the summer of 2018, with the signing of the Portuguese superstar likely meaning that the Old Lady would become favorites for the Champions League. The European success is the one trophy that the club have craved, as they haven't won the Champions League or European Cup since 1996. Ronaldo arriving in Turin was meant to be the end to that long wait. Domestic success has never been an issue for Juventus, as they have won nine league titles in ten years. However, the addition of Ronaldo hasn't translated into immediate European success. But, could that mean that the Portuguese superstar will likely leave European football without adding another Champions League honor?
Cristiano Ronaldo - Champions League superstar:
What Juventus must do to compete
There is no doubt that there is an awful lot of quality in the Juventus line-up already, with Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain offering many goals. Defensively they are also solid with the 2019 signing Matthijs de Ligt joining the already established central defenders at the club. The squad's depth isn't the issue, but rather the manager and the tactics deployed in Europe.
Maurizio Sarri paid the ultimate price for the club's failure in the Champions League this season, as he was fired less than 24 hours later. Sarri's approach in the Champions League left much to be desired, as the gameplan hinged around just getting the ball to Ronaldo. This tactic is never likely to work in the final stages of the competition, as the teams will be aware that Ronaldo is the man that needs to be marked. Also, there is quality around the pitch that should be utilized. Much like the Paris Saint-Germain job, the long-term security of the manager at Juventus will hinge on their performances in Europe rather than domestically.
That means that if Ronaldo is going to win the Champions League with the Old Lady, then they must put their money on a manager that is experienced with success. For real money bets on casino sites, you can learn about the leading betting sites at Ussportsbonus.com. It will be a tense wait to see whether Juventus have placed their trust in the right man, as the decision to appoint the inexperienced Andrea Pirlo could be costly for their Champions League hopes, as well as Ronaldo's of winning the Champions League win the Old Lady.
The strength of the teams in the competition
It is also worth mentioning that the teams in the competition are getting stronger, which means that the chances of Ronaldo achieving another success will be more difficult. Lionel Messi at Barcelona is evidence of this, as the Catalonian side are struggling to compete against more progressive opposition with every passing season. Barcelona were swatted aside by Liverpool in last season's competition, which should indicate that the tide is turning against the two legendary stars that have dominated the competition for the best part of 15 years.
Clubs like Manchester City and PSG are also spending more money to achieve success in the competition, with City also having one of the most talented coaches in world football in Pep Guardiola. It has never been harder for teams to win the competition because of the amount of high-quality teams that are involved. This shows no sign of slowing down, which means that Juventus will need to do something drastic tactically if they are to compete against the leading sides in the competition next season.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus in the Serie A is on September 19, against Torino. You can watch Juventus vs Torino, Colombia vs Uruguai, Barcelona vs Bayern Munich, Manchester City vs Lyon, Brazil vs Venezuela, and Inter vs Bayer Leverkusen, all matches provided from our strreaming soccer game pages.
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