Cristiano Ronaldo can receive a great honor in Juventus shirt colors against Cagliari in Serie A.
Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to wear the Juventus captaincy for the first time tomorrow night. Opportunities opened up for Ronaldo when coach Andrea Pirlo confirmed both captain Giorgio Chiellini and vice captain Leonardo Bonucci were absent from the match against Cagliari.
In this case, the captain’s armband is usually given to the player who has been with the club for the longest time. Currently, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has more time for Juventus than any of his teammates, but it is difficult to compete with Wojciech Szczesny who is in good shape.
Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado also had the honor last season after a long stay with Juventus. But the two have not been in good form recently, so their ability to sit on the bench is great.
Therefore, Ronaldo became the best candidate to wear the Juventus captain’s armband against Cagliari. The Tuttosport newspaper revealed that coach Pirlo informed Ronaldo about this.
Notably, Ronaldo was given the opportunity to wear the Juventus captain’s armband in the final minutes of winning Udinese in December last year but refused to give honor to teammate Blaise Matuidi who had a longer time at Juventus.
Up to now, Ronaldo has had more than 2 years playing for Juventus. He contributed 71 goals and 17 assists in 96 appearances in all competitions.
From 2010 to 2016, the Portuguese striker achieved superb scoring speed. In each of those seasons, he scored at least 50 goals, 53, 60, 55, 51, 61 and 51 respectively.
For his part, Messi reached 73 goals in the 2011/12 campaign but never maintained a steady performance like CR7.
In six consecutive seasons from 2012/13 to 2017/18, Ronaldo was the player with the most goals in the Champions League. Messi has only won this award 3 times.
With his age and the presence of top strikers such as Lewandoski and Haaland, it is unlikely to win 3 more scorers.