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How has Ronaldo played a decisive role in the last 17 games?

Cristiano Ronaldo has proved his decisive role for Juventus by making a mark in the last 17 consecutive matches in Serie A.

From December 1, 2019, except for the match against Brescia not convened due to technical options, Cristiano Ronaldo regularly participates directly in the goals of Juventus. 

In the last 17 matches in Serie A, Ronaldo always scored at least one goal or assist. Even in the confrontation with Cagliari on 6/1/2020, in addition to setting up a hat-trick, he also has an assist. 

Clearly, above all controversy, Ronaldo still knows how to prove his worth as a way to help Juventus get closer to the Scudetto.

This season, Ronaldo won himself, meaning he surpassed 28 goals in all competitions of the previous campaign. The double doubling in the match against Milan helped CR7 reach the 30-goal mark, something he has done in 10 of the last 11 seasons.

In fact, with Allegri on the training bench, only last season Ronaldo did not achieve at least 30 goals. In the 2014/15 season, he had the best record of 61 goals, surpassing the personal record of 60 goals in the 2011/12 season.

30 goals is an extraordinary achievement for a player who is 35 years old and is pursuing the European Golden Boot race as well as Serie A top scorer.

Ronaldo’s last 17 matches in Serie A:

Sassuolo: Draw 2-2 from the penalty spot

Lazio: Open the score in the 1-3 loss

Udinese: Scored the first 2 goals in a 3-1 win

Sampdoria: Fix the score 2-1

Cagliari: Making hat-tricks and assists for Higuain

Roma: Raising the score to 2-0 from the penalty spot

Parma: Making a brace in a 2-1 victory

Napoli: Scored in the 90th minute in a 1-2 defeat

Fiorentina: Set up a double with a penalty in a 3-0 win

Verona: Open the score in the 1-2 loss

Spal: Open the score in a 2-1 victory

Inter: Assists for Ramsey to score the first goal

Bologna: Open the score on penalties

Lecce: An assist for Dybala opened the scoring and scored the second goal with a penalty

Genoa: Scored second in a 3-1 victory

Torino: Assists for Cuadrado scored the second and third goal

Milan: Scored second in a 2-4 defeat

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Real Madrid compete with Barca to get Lautaro Martinez

The Spanish media revealed that Real Madrid jumped into the race to recruit the Argentinian striker, the leading target of rival Barca.

SPORT newspaper reported that in February Real Madrid tried to contact and persuade Martinez to sign a contract. However, the Argentine striker was not interested in the Bernabeu’s proposal when the talks between him and Barcelona were going well.

Therefore, Real Madrid will only be able to return to the Martinez deal in the summer of 2020. The 22-year-old’s contract release fee is up to 111 million euros.

The reason

The reason why Real Madrid constantly pursued Martinez is because rookie Luka Jovic did not meet expectations and Karim Benzema started showing signs of age. However, their plan is facing many difficulties because of competing with Barca.

Martinez prioritizes joining Barca more than any other club. He also informed BLD Inter Milan that he only wanted to move to the Camp Nou team. In addition, he expressed his desire to play with superstar Lionel Messi, Argentina team-mate.

How good is Martinez?

In the 2019/20 season, Martinez scored 16 goals and 4 assists for Inter after 31 appearances in all competitions. In Serie A alone, he scored 11 goals in 22 matches.

Martinez is praised by professionals for speed and finishing. Barca has long admired the talent of the Argentinian striker and sees him as a permanent replacement for Luis Suarez. However, to make this deal, Barca is considering plans to exchange Arturo Vidal or Ivan Rakitic with Inter to reduce the transfer cost of Martinez.

Barca can even sell 5 players Nelson Semedo, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Carles Alena and Jean-Clair Todibo to have money to recruit Martinez. In the summer of 2019, Barca used to be very close to the Argentinian’s signature. However, they withdrew at the last minute when Inter asked for 80 million euros.