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Cristiano Ronaldo: Player Rating and performance v Crotone

Cristiano Ronaldo kept Juventus' Serie A hopes burning with a brilliant individual display against struggling Crotone.

 
10:38pm on Monday 22nd February 2021
By
Robin Bairner

Cristiano Ronaldo ensured that Juventus remain in the running for the Scudetto as they defeated Crotone 3-0 at home on Monday.

The first-half headers from Ronaldo set the platform for an easy win, which sees Juve close to within eight points of leaders Inter with a game in hand.

After recent losses against Porto and Napoli, it was also a victory that eased the pressure on head coach Andrea Pirlo.

Here’s how the Portuguese did it.

Juventus 3-0 Crotone: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

📷 Cristiano Ronaldo: Match Snapshot

⏱️ 38’ Alex Sandro has the ball 25 yards out and spots Ronaldo making a run into space in the box. The cross is delivered onto the attackers head, and he completes the job by heading back across the goalkeeper into the net.

⏱️ 45+1’ Ronaldo sends a stinging shot goalwards from 25 yards that the goalkeeper parries to the right. Aaron Ramsey gathers the ball and sends a cross into the box that is met by a charging Ronaldo, who executes a textbook downward header to add a second.

Ronaldo chased a hat-trick in the second half but his best effort was kicked clear by visiting goalkeeper Alex Cordaz.

〽️ Ronaldo: Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

By Ronaldo’s high standards, the start of 2021 has been little to write home about. This, however, was him back towards his best as he scored a 8.8 FC Rating. It is his highest score since securing a 9.5 FC Rating on 3rd January against Udinese.

🗝️ Key Stats

Fernandes match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating8.8Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Goals2
Shots11Rank =#1
On Target4Rank =#1
Touches in the box10Rank =#1

Cristiano Ronaldo: What Next?

Verona are up next for Juventus and Ronaldo, and in their position in Serie A, that is a must-win encounter. Spezia, Lazio and Porto follow in a critical run of home matches.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Player Statistics, Career Stats and Position

Juventus 3-0 Crotone: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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