Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, 6 Jan: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

The Portuguese superstar scored his first Serie A hat-trick on Monday.

 
9:00am on Tuesday 7th January 2020
By
Martin Macdonald
Cristiano Ronaldo
F (C), W (L) - Juventus - 34 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
10
Jan 6, 2020
90Minutes played
3Goals
8Total shots
2Crosses
29Final third passes
5Dribbles
41Passes completed
69Touches

It has been a long time coming by Cristiano Ronaldo's standards, but he finally claimed his first hat-trick in Italian football as he scored three in Juventus' comfortable 4-0 win over Cagliari.

He was at his devastating best on Monday, taking advantage of an awful pass from the defender to pounce on possession on the edge of the box before rounding the keeper to smash home.

The second was much more simple as he confidently dispatched a penalty into the bottom right corner..

To earn his hat-trick, he received a pass to feet to the left of the box from Douglas Costa before taking one touch to set himself up before lashing a left-footed strike into the bottom left corner.

It wasn't just goalscoring that he contributed, however, as he also battled away to win 7/9 duels, as well as making two ball recoveries.

34 yrs - F (CL) - Juventus
96
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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1315
Played matches
15
13
2
Shots P90
5.95
Shots On target P90
2.53
Successful passing %
82%
Final third passes P90
20.33

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