It was on the past weekend that Juventus confirmed mathematically what was announced a couple of weeks ago: their 9th consecutive title in the Serie A. The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo got into the history books by becoming the first player to score 50 or more goals in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A on a total of 3 records broken at once.
NINTH CONSECUTIVE TITLE. CERTAINLY UNUSUAL
On the 2nd time it was the charm. After having lost on the visit to Udinese (2-1) on the penultimate round, wasting the opportunity of Inter’s draw against Fiorentina to secure their 9th consecutive victory of the domestic title, Juventus finally lived up to the expectations.
If you didn’t know, don’t worry because it is perfectly normal. We are used to seeing teams win 2, 3, 4 or even 5 titles in a row, but winning 9th times in a row is certainly very uncommon.
Their 9th consecutive title leaves the club from Turin with 36 league titles, precisely double the amount of league titles that Inter and AC Milan have.
It was at the end of the 36th round, on the past Sunday, that “Vecchia Signora” settled the math of the title.
The victory, by 2-0, against Sampdoria started with a goal from the unavoidable Cristiano Ronaldo, already in the injury time of the first half, with the player appearing without marking, on a studied play after a free kick taken by Miralem Pjanic near the box.
In the 2nd half, Bernardeschi increased the advantage and then we saw Szczesny making an effort to maintain a clean sheet.
Until the end, there was still time for Ronaldo (31 goals in the league) to hit the crossbar of Audero’s goal, on a penalty that could have left the Portuguese closer to Ciro Immobile (34 goals) on the fight for the title of Serie A’s top goal scorer in 2019/20.
WORKING HARD TO WIN AND NOT CONVINCING
Despite having accomplished something incredible, Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus was far from convincing their demanding fans and football fans in general as well.
A lot of times they were lacklustre in terms of ideas on their offensive creation and were too permeable on the defensive process but that didn’t prevent them from winning the domestic title, although it raises a lot of doubts regarding what Juventus will be capable of doing in the Champions League.
The return of the Champions League is coming up (August 7th) and if the individual quality might not be enough to turn the tides of the tie against Lyon on the 8th finals, it should be even harder to overcome Manchester City or Real Madrid on the quarter finals, if things don’t evolve until there.
CR7 KEEPS BREAKING RECORDS. NOW HE BROKE ONE THAT WAS 72 YEARS OLD
One day. Three broken records. At 35 years of age, retirement seems to be distant for the incredible Cristiano Ronaldo.
Besides being the fastest player in history to reach the mark of 50 goals in the Serie A, the no. 7 was the first athlete in the history of football to score a minimum of 50 goals in 3 of the main European leagues (English, Spanish and Italian).
As if it wasn’t enough, the Portuguese international beat yet another record, that had been in place since… 1948. Ronaldo became the oldest player to score 30 goals on a season, in the biggest European leagues.
The record was hold by the late Englishman Ronnie Rooke, who scored 30 goals in 1948 with 35 years and 144 days. CR7 reached the mark with 35 years and 166 days.
PELÉ PRAISES RONALDO
One day after having conquered the 2nd title as Italian champion and the 30th of his career as footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo was heavily praised by the iconic Pelé, considered by many the best player in the history of football.
The former Brazilian international decided to post on Instagram a picture of Ronaldo celebrating with his teammates the goal scored against Sampdoria on the title match, followed by the following text:
«Cristiano is the modern athlete, that shows everyone that success always comes to those who are dedicated and do what they love. Alongside him, I want to pay homage to the incredible players Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro and Danilo Luiz. Congratulations for the Serie A title, Juventus!»
FIFA MAKES A MISTAKE BY SAYING THAT RONALDO IS FROM A “DIFFERENT PLANET”
Unusual. The biggest entity of world football added to the huge set of compliments to the Portuguese international after winning the “Scudetto” and posted, on the past Sunday, a tweet that said the following:
«Ten goals in 10 matches since the return of the Serie A helped Cristiano to become multiple champion in England, Spain and Italy. No other player even won those three leagues once. It doesn’t matter the country when you’re from another planet».
The post didn’t last long, since the Brazilian Danilo, former FC Porto player and Ronaldo’s teammate at Juventus wanted to remind FIFA that he also won league titles in the 3 countries (in service of Real Madrid, Manchester City and now Juventus).