Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of missing out against top Italian clubs in the top Italian league after continuing his pathetic run against the leading teams. He failed to score after eight hits when Juventus’ title hopes dealt a heavy blow.
The reigning champions’ promising run of three consecutive league wins ended in Napoli on Saturday, where Ronaldo continued his record of not finding the net in a frustrating 1-0 loss to none of the top four Serie A teams this season.
The top scorer Ronaldo was able to mock an avalanche after a miss from close range in the 48th minute, which many believe would have been easier to achieve than to send to grateful home goalkeeper Alex Meret.
Juve’s winning streak was badly needed after Andrea Pirlo’s side were in the top four in the first half of the season due to their disagreements. They’ve since moved up to third place, but their latest setback allowed their hosts to leave two points behind.
Let’s talk about how Ronaldo missed three sitters and now Juventus is really in danger of not winning the league for the first time in 10 years.
– SJ (@ leobron2310) February 13, 2021
Ronaldo disappears again in a big game don’t get me wrong, he’s still my idol but he offers the team nothing but penalties
– Odin (@darksherpherd) Feb 13, 2021
Leaders Milan are now seven points ahead of Juventus and could extend that lead if they travel to Low Spezia later on Saturday despite having played one more game than their rivals full-time.
23-year-old Italian Meret was in inspired form as Juventus scored the better game and put his goal on the line in the closing stages. He was trying to overcome a deficit caused by Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne’s penalty kick in the 31st minute.
The goal was the 100th goal of the Italian striker for the club, who, together with his teammates, celebrated boisterous celebrations during the full-time whistle and congratulated the under pressure manager Gennaro Gattuso.
Every time Ronaldo touches the ball it is either: A) Easy pass to open the teammate on either side of him. B) Run straight to the wing and cross it straight into the first defender. C) Let yourself be attacked immediately and kill our attack dynamics. He’s just a poacher in the square
– ً (@lfc_antonio) February 13, 2021
Juve would never win the title, but Ronaldo and Pirlo hype made people believe LOL for a second. They have nothing in mind and just isolate Ronaldo and hope for the best.
– M. (@MikhaeIII) February 13, 2021
0 goals0 AssistO button passes8 shots off target .. better than Ashley Barnes?
– 6’5fornoreason (@_richardnonso) February 13, 2021
Ronaldo, meanwhile, has been devastated on social media after filling a fourth void in five league games.
“They have nothing in mind and just isolate Ronaldo and hope for the best,” said an unimpressed viewer.
“Juve would never win the title,” added another. “But the hype surrounding Ronaldo and Pirlo made people believe for a second.”
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