The Italian joked about what Cristiano Ronaldo must do if he wants to be forgiven for last year’s heroics with Real Madrid against the Bianconeri in the Champions League.
Last year, the Portuguese star scored two iconic goals against Juventus in the two quarter-final fixtures, one at home and another at the Allianz Stadium in Turin.
The one in Turin was an absolute beauty, a stunning overhead kick which earned Ronaldo a standing ovation from all the Juve fans.
The other goal was maybe one of the most controversial ones of the season. It was the 97th-minute penalty which booked a place in the semifinals for the Los Blancos.
Since then, Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Bianconeri and already has 10 goals to his name with the Turin side.
Even though it’s only been a few months since the 33-year old switched sides, he is already breaking records with the new club. In fact, with his goal against Fiorentina yesterday, Ronaldo managed to reach double figures within the first 14 Serie A fixtures. With this achievement, he equalled the record previously set by former Juve player Jon Charles in 1957.
In the post-match conference, Massimiliano Allegri had time to joke about Ronaldo’s debt to Juve following last year’s stunning displays in the back to back fixtures against the Bianconeri.
“Ronaldo takes the penalties,” the Juve manager started.
“After he’s scored that one against us in the 98th minute at 139 km/h, am I supposed to let somebody else do that?
“He has to do something to be forgiven.
“He’s got to take penalties and score… always.”
Last night’s impressive Juve performance gave them their 13th win out of fourteen league matches this season and the Bianconeri now are 11 points ahead of second-placed Napoli.
Allegri was happy with the team and the result: “It wasn’t easy, as the atmosphere was passionate and the whole city had been waiting for this game,” he said.
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“I asked the lads to stay solid and after a period where we didn’t play all that well, allowing them to keep the ball for 10 minutes straight, we reorganised.”
On Friday, Juve will be involved in one of the biggest clashes of the season, that is the Derby d’Italia against Inter.