The Juventus star has found himself at the centre of an unwanted personal record in the Champions League
Following his move to the Serie A, Cristiano Ronaldo has broken multiple domestic records already at Turin to help the Italian giants to their best-ever start in the league.
However, the former Real Madrid superstar hasn’t had the best of games in the Champions League.
His debut in the Champions League for the Bianconeri was marred with a red card, although that didn’t stop him from playing against his former team Manchester United.
It was in the final game for the Champions League group stages against Young Boys that drew the unwanted attention of many fans.
Several fans have accused Ronaldo of being selfish after he denied his teammate Paulo Dybala a late equaliser by going in for a failed header that was ruled offside.
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But that’s not all…
With the end of the group stages of Europe’s elite competition, Ronaldo saw himself setting an undesirable personal record for Ronaldo’s standards.
The Portuguese star has registered his lowest goal tally in the group stages of the Champions League so far.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has only scored one goal in this year’s group stages and it notably came during his former side Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo finished the past six Champions League seasons as the top scorer.
Whether he manages to achieve the same feat again, with only one goal to his name so far, remains to be seen.
What’s next for Juve?
Despite having suffered a shock defeat in their latest game against Young Boys, Juve still topped their group thanks to Valencia’s triumph over United.
Juventus will have to wait until the draw next Monday to know whether they will face Ajax, Liverpool, Schalke, Lyon, Tottenham or Atletico Madrid in the knockout stages.
Domestically, the Bianconeri sit at the top of the Serie A table with a comfortable 43 points. Napoli, their closest rival, trail behind them at second place with 35 points.
Juventus will face Torino next Sunday at the Olimpico di Torino at 20:30 CET.