Serie A week 19

Cristiano Ronaldo showed again this year why he is one of the best players to have ever played the game. Today he singlehandedly Sampdoria scoring the two goals for his team in a close contest [2-1]. This was an expected result for Juve that predicted in their preview. 

In 19 games Juventus only conceded two draws with seventeen wins for a total 53 points. This is one point better than the 2005-06 when Juve recorded 52 points. Coach Allegri is adding another milestone onto his resume and for the club. In 2018, the Italian champions have accounted for 101 points!   

Ronaldo at his best

It took a few games for the Portuguese superstar to adapt to his new club and teammates. But after a few games he now found his rhythm and totalized 14 goals from 19 matches to lead the standings in Serie A. His influence is critical for the Italians as they will try to not only win the Scudetto for another year but clearly aimed at Champions League title!

Juve coach, Allegri on setting a new club record:

“It was important to end the year on a high and it wasn’t at all easy. We had our chances against a good side, but we lost our way after their penalty.

In the second half we restored our lead after several opportunities and almost conceded another at the end but thankfully it was offside.

It’s right to use VAR when it’s considered appropriate to do so. [Paolo] Valeri officiated well and he was helped by technology.

We played well but we were winning 2-1 at the and all we had to do was keep the ball without forcing anything. Instead we get caught on the counter too many times after losing possession. We shouldn’t be making mistakes like that.”

The Portuguese striker added: 

“The first half of the season has gone really well. We’ve won nearly all our games and we’re a solid side but there’s still a long way to go. We must stay focused and keep working away if we want to achieve great things.”