Can Ronaldo snatch the golden boot?

By Chris Wright, in Sport · 17-07-2020 01:00:00 · 21 Comments
Can Ronaldo snatch the golden boot?

Juventus moved a step closer to retaining the Italian Serie A title by increasing their lead at the top over Lazio to eight points thanks to two Cristiano Ronaldo equalisers, both from the penalty spot, against Atalanta in Turin.

In the process the former Sporting, Manchester United and Real Madrid goal scoring machine took his tally to twenty-eight, just six fewer than Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich who have already finished their season.

Ronaldo has six games to make up the deficit but his biggest rival is Lazio’s Circo Immobile who is on twenty-nine with six to play.

The contest between the two strikers is the Italian league’s most prolific battle since the 1950s, with no two players having reached the 28-goal mark by round 32 of the season since Antonio Valentin Angelillo (Internazionale) and Jose Altafini (Milan) over 60 years ago. Another Portuguese player getting rave reviews is former Sporting star Bruno Fernandes who became Manchester United’s first back-to-back Premier League ‘Player of the Month’ since Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2006.

After clinching the award in his first full month in February, Fernandes has followed up his incredible form since the Premier League’s resumption last month and has netted five goals, created three assists and produced twelve chances for his team-mates. The 25-year-old has been instrumental in United’s brilliant form of late, in which they have extended their unbeaten run to eighteen games in all competitions.

Last week United became the first team in Premier League history to win four consecutive games by three goals or more, after they beat Aston Villa 3-0 away from home. CW


Comments:

What ever he wants, he gets so if he wants it, Ciro will have no choice than to applaud CR7 for the job well done.

By Harrison Omholua from Other on 22-07-2020 03:03

Portugal's opium of the poor is the "Fado” - the Portuguese national song; "Futebol” – the sport of those who don't exercise"; and "Fátima" - the religious Portuguese icon! In many other countries the actual opium may be different but has the same effect: put people’s brain to sleep but keeping their eyes half open!

O ópio dos pobres em Portugal é o Fado - a cancao nacional portuguesa, o Futebol - o desporto de quem não se exercita, e Fátima - o ícone religioso português! Noutros países o ópio pode ser differente mas tem o mesmo efeito: pôr o cérebro das pessoas a dormir mantendo os olhos semi-abertos!

By Tony Fernandes from Other on 21-07-2020 09:24

For those asking why Portugal has good players and not as many trophies, history will help. Portugal became a consistent force in the international stage through player development. Sporting was the first true world class academy, bringing players like Figo, Ronaldo, Quaresma, Moutinho, Nani to the fold. By 2004, FC Porto had perfected the investment method of buy low, develop, sell high method. Ricardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira, Pepe, Deco, Bruno Alves, Meireles, among many others as portuguese player examples. Benfica then developed the best player development academy on the planet in an attempt to overtake its rivals, and now Portugal can finally boast depth in most of its squad. Bernardo Silva, Guedes, R. Dias, Sanches, Felix, Cancelo, etc. Coaching has also been a large focus for decades in Portugal. People tend to forget how many top tier coaches Portugal has produced and continues to export since Mourinho's 2003-2004 domination. The answer is, national football efforts combining towards developing talent for generating income as of the 2000s, whereas this was never the case in the 80s and 90s.

By Mick from Other on 19-07-2020 12:10

I have seen Cr7 come from behind a lot of times...he has won me fortunes betting on his scores and I do believe nothing is too big for him...#Cr7 can do it

By Hoko Brighton from Other on 18-07-2020 11:15

Ronaldo can do it better... I pray and I hope he can will the Italian golden boot..

By Olami from Other on 18-07-2020 09:09

Never beyond RO's reach. He always at the ryt place the ryt tym

By joetex from Other on 18-07-2020 05:59

Scoring goals is easy work for ronaldo. You know he has scored for portugal, english premier, la liga, uefa and now for juventus.

By Sarat from Other on 18-07-2020 05:05

Penalties should not be worth 2 but at most 1 1/2 . Ronaldo was supposed to share penalties with Dybala but of course he hogged the opportunity. Look at the number of his goals taken from penalties. Ronaldo is a dick on the scale of Trump. He will go down in soccer history as the personification of the kind of narcissism that fame and talent can produce in an infantile personality.

By Doug Belknap from USA on 18-07-2020 04:54

CR7! Makes supporting a club easy. Italian golden boot, yes. Absence of midfield and an epileptic defense is a problem for juve.

By Francis Enebeli Ossai from Other on 18-07-2020 12:54

l am Cameroonian fan of cr7 he love this kind challenge he will win it he is my man that for sure

By Nde Francis from Other on 18-07-2020 06:40

Yes % Sure Mr CR7 Going win the golden boot.

By Nirmal gomes from Other on 18-07-2020 06:38

Bahaha a piece on Ronaldo with a picture of Bruno Fernandes
Thanks for the laugh smh

By david v from USA on 18-07-2020 06:28

Cr7 will absolutely have the golden boot,if he fortunately plays the remaining six games without getting injured

By Harbdull ameen from Other on 18-07-2020 12:32

Don't get me wrong....I'm a Portugal/Ronaldo fan all the way. But...it was refreshing? realistic? satisfying? to see Portugal win the UEFA Euro 2016 with an injured Ronaldo on the sidelines!

By William from Other on 17-07-2020 05:26

Definitely, CR 7 won Golden boot, last match due to hard luck he missed 3 open frame but upcoming in 6 matches he score's 9 to 10;

That is his greatness #Perfection

By Anurag Hinge from Other on 17-07-2020 04:37

I'm fan of Portugal national football team and CR7 off course. Portugal has a lot of young stars all the times, but less international trophies. Why?!

By Elshad from Madeira on 17-07-2020 03:48

Am not sure that CR7 can win the Golden boot ahead of lawandonski but I hope
He should do so

By Solomon from Other on 17-07-2020 01:53

Yeap

By Amit roy from Other on 17-07-2020 01:11

CR7 will definitely win Italian top scorers golden boot.
Barring any injuries within the 6 remaining matches,I believe he has the capacity to topple Bayern Lewandowski for European top scorers golden boot. CR7 for Balon'dor after winning UCL and Italian seria A title.

By Onyekwe chuka Joseph from Other on 17-07-2020 10:54

Rolo, is a one of a kind. He purpose to do it, he does it!
ibelieve....... He's been my favourite, is it because of his relationship with U's or them? IDK
I freely admire his Magic.
HeCan

By Josh from Other on 17-07-2020 10:48

Juventus need to improve midfield and there is no consistency in defence. So present Juventus squad need to maintain consistency to support Ronaldo so he can win everything. Ronaldo is a fantastic player.

By LAISHRAM ROBINDRO SINGH from Other on 17-07-2020 08:21
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