The Italian Serie A has over the months been about two prolific figures making an impact for their respective teams even as many expect them to wear off at their age. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo have both picked up their pace in the Serie A with goal scoring form which has caused many to wonder with uncertainty who will grab the golden boot
The Portuguese skipper ever since joining Juventus in 2018 has scored 60 goals for the club a record which no one else has achieved in that space. Ronaldo has been in fine for both for club and county and has not been his selfish self when it comes to scoring goals but also giving assists.
After his return to Club football from national team duty, Cristiano Ronaldo looked more refreshed and ready following their win over Croatia in their last game during the UEFA Nations league.
Playing at home against Cagliari in the Italian Serie A, the current champions must go all out to close the current point build building between them and current leader’s AC Milan.
Cristiano Ronaldo found his scoring boots in the 38’ as in form Atletico Madrid loaned Alvaro Morata provided an assist for the opener. The Portuguese in his heated performance added a second 4 minutes after his first with an assist from Merih Demiral. Cagliari could not come back from the two-goal deficit as the home team controlled the match with majority of possession and kept knocking on the door of Cagliari.
On the night, Cagliari did not have a single shoot on target but managed three shots wide as the home team recorded six shoots on target and thirteen shoots gone wide. All looked calms for Juventus shot stopper Gianluigi Buffon as he almost became a spectator on the night with little to do.
Andrea Pirlo after the game could afford a smile as his side brushed off their opponents without hustle.
Frederick Marfo is a sportswriter and social worker well known for his advocacy for equal chances and rights for all athletes, especially those with disabilities.