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At 34 Cristiano Ronaldo Still Making A Difference

Valentine Chinyem

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Five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo does not seem to be slowing down any time soon as he scored twice in Juventus 3-0 win over Fiorentina on Sunday.

Ronaldo converted a 40th-minute penalty to give the Bianconeri’s the lead.

His second goal came just 10-minutes to the end of the scored half, after he sent goalkeeper Bartlomiej Drągowski the wrong way, taking his total goals for Juventus up 50.

More so, with the two goals, Ronaldo has now scored in nine successive Serie A matches, making him the first Juventus player to do so since David Trezeguet in 2005.

The 34-year-old has been in sensational form since the year 2020 began, despite having a slow start at the beginning of the season.

The Portuguese star would be looking to break the Serial A record held by former Fiorentina striker Gabriel Batistuta, when Juvetus travel to face Hellas Verona F.C. on Saturday.

Batistuta still holds the Serial A record for scoring in 11 straight games in 1994.

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri, who spoke on Ronaldo’s new feat, said:
“Ronaldo keeps on scoring and that is good for his state of mind.

“He’s in great physical shape and is making the difference. The other forwards also did well and the problem is who to leave out.”

The star continues to prove himself on and off the pitch, as he isn’t just setting new records on the pitch alone, but off the pitch as well.

Just last week Ronaldo was announced as the first person to get 200million followers on Instagram, a number which puts him record high above the number of follows Real Madrid and Barcelona put together enjoy on the social platform.

According to a report published by Deloitte early this year, the arrival of Ronaldo to Juventus has given the club the much needed image boost or as Deloitte puts it, has “undoubtedly increased Juventus’ commercial appeal,” increasing the club’s revenue by 17%.

Ronaldo who sits just behind Lazio’s point man, Ciro Immobile, as the second-highest scorer in the Italian league this season, said he is happy to be have netted goal number 50 for Juventus.

He said this via his official Twitter handle @Cristiano.

“Good to get back to victories and happy to score again in our stadium!”

“Proud to reach 50 goals with the bianconeri shirt!
#finoallafine #forzajuve,” Ronaldo tweeted.

Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt also scored in the match against Fiorentina with a late header, bringing the tally to 3-0.

Ronaldo may not be thinking about retiring soon, but when he finally does, we are certain to still be seeing him kn our big screen, as he has indicated interest once he hangs his boot.

Speaking to Spanish Magazine AS at the Dubai International Sports Conference in December, 2019, the star spoke on his future plans.

He said: “Several years ago, the age of playing football was until 30 or 32, but now you find those who are 40-years-old playing on the field.

“The moment my body is no longer responding in the right way on the field, then it will be the time to leave. I aspire to continue my studies after retiring from football.

“One of the things that I seek to challenge myself in, for example, is acting in a movie.

“I hope I live more than 50 years to learn new things and face different challenges and try to find solutions for them.”

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