Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo: Player Rating and performance versus Parma

After a disappointing midweek showing, Cristiano Ronaldo was back to his very best in Serie A as he led Juventus to victory in Parma.

 
10:34pm on Saturday 19th December 2020
By
Robin Bairner

Cristiano Ronaldo showed his champion spirit by playing a leading role in Juventus' thumping 4-0 win over Parma on Saturday.

Earlier in the week, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner had missed a penalty against Atalanta in a disappointing draw, but he was twice on target for Andrea Pirlo's men as they moved to within a point of leaders AC Milan.

Here's how the night panned out for the legendary attacker.

📷 Cristiano Ronaldo: Match Snapshot

Juventus get off to a great start, with Dejan Kulusevski giving them the lead midway through the first half before the Ronaldo show begins.

⏱️ 23' Alvaro Morata gathers possession on the left wing and is given time to pick out a cross. Ronaldo drifts into the space between two defenders and produced a gravity-defying leap that allows him to head Juve two clear.

⏱️ 48' The second half has just begun but the match is very nearly over. Juventus spring forward impressively after winning possession in midfield. Ronaldo is fed with a pass from Morata in the left channel. He has the strength to fend off a defender and the quality to fire into the corner.

Juventus score a fourth through man-of-the-match Alvaro Morata, Ronaldo having been taken off three minutes earlier to rest.

〽️ Ronaldo: Rating Week-on-Week

IMPROVEMENT

Ronaldo showed that his 6.3 FC Rating against Atalanta was no more than a blip.

Ronaldo's form over the last couple of weeks, however, has been very strong.

Nevertheless, with a 9.1 FC Rating, this was an exceptional display.

🗝️ Key Stats

Ronaldo match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating9.1Rank #2
Mins Played82
Goals2
Assists0
Shots5Rank #1
On Target2
Touches in the box7Rank #2

Ronaldo: What Next?

Juventus will be in action again prior to Christmas as they face Fiorentina at the Allianz Stadium on Tuesday.

Ronaldo's aim has to be to maintain his blistering personal level before the winter break, while Juve need to keep up the pressure on the league leaders.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Player Statistics, Career Stats and Position

Parma 0-4 Juventus: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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