Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo: Player Rating and Performance v Lazio

The Portuguese superstar broke two goalscoring records on Monday as Juventus narrowly defeated their championship rivals

 
9:55am on Tuesday 21st July 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Juventus took a huge step towards the Serie A title after a tight 2-1 victory over Lazio, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring both goals.

With his penalty shortly after half-time, he became the only player in history to score 50 goals in the Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A, and also the fastest player in Italian top flight history to score 50 league goals.

He would then go on to score his second of the night a few minutes later.

What was Ronaldo's overall display like?

📷 Match Snapshot

While Juve enjoyed some neat passages of play in and around the Lazio box in the first half, it came without any real penetration, with Ronaldo searching for space all along the frontline to no avail.

In the second half, though, he looked determined.

⚽ ⏱️ 51' After VAR Intervened to give the home side a penalty for a handball six minutes after the break, Ronaldo stepped up to slot the spotkick low into the bottom right corner, with just enough pace and precision on the strike to beat the keeper. That was the goal that made him a record breaker on the night.

⚽ ⏱️ 53' A short time later, Juve were gifted their second after some catastrophic play in the middle of the pitch by Luiz Felipe, who was robbed of possession by the combination of Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala. The Argentine then took over possession of the ball before darting forward and unselfishly squaring to his Portuguese team-mate while through against the keeper, with Ronaldo making no mistake with the easy finish.

Moments later, he should have probably earned his hat-trick goal as he once again linked up with Dybala to latch on to a cross to the back post, only for his subsequent header to crash off the crossbar.

Juventus 2-1 Lazio: Full Player Ratings and Statistics

CR7 was desperate for goals on the night, and fired no less than 11 shots on goal, with four of them hitting the target.

This doesn't paint the whole picture though as his link-up and build-up play was also excellent, as he won 8/10 duels and misplaced just three passes out of 37 attempted balls to team-mates.

He also won 100% of his tackles and 100% of his aerial duels. Not bad at all.

Overall, he earned a 8.8 FC Rating for his performance.

〽️ Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

Six goals were scored in the match between Sassuolo and Juventus which makes it a surprise that Ronaldo was not one of the players to hit the back of the net.

He scored a 6.9 FC Rating against Sassuolo, with the outing against Lazio representing a significant improvement to the 8.8 FC Rating.

🗝️ Key Stats

Ronaldo match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating8.8🏆 FC Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Touches59
Touches In Box9Rank #1
Shots11
On Target4
Goals2
Final Third Passes15

What Next?

Juventus are eight points clear at the top of Serie A with four games remaining, putting them down as likely champions for the ninth time in a row. Ronaldo now has 30 goals in 30 games, and is level in the race for the Golden Boot with Ciro Immobile.

Latest news

Premier League

Edinson Cavani facing ban as FA opens investigation into social media post

The Uruguayan made headlines on the pitch but is making them off it for the wrong reasons after his now-deleted message

  • 3 minutes
Job Security

Job Security: Arteta under real pressure, one game to save Zidane?

Los Blancos have now lost three of their opening 10 matches, with Alaves inflicting a surprise defeat on them at the weekend

  • 18 minutes
Predicted XI

Vidal suspended - How Inter could line-up versus Gladbach

The Chilean's mouth got in him into trouble against Real Madrid last week after he was sent off for dissent, leading to a suspension

  • 1 hour
Champions League

An opportunity to rotate – How Manchester City could line up against Porto

With qualification in the bag, Pep Guardiola could shuffle the pack for City’s trip to Portugal.

  • 1 hour
Predicted XI

How Bayern and Atletico could line-up in the Champions League

In the previous game between the pair, the German side ran out emphatic 4-0 winners against Diego Simeone's outfit

  • 1 hour
Champions League

Henderson back from the start – How Liverpool could line up against Ajax

Liverpool’s injury list is growing, but they should still be able to put out a strong lineup against Ajax.

  • 1 hour

Most read