Portuguese Legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, scored the opener on the stroke of half time as Juventus won the Scudetto for the 9th consecutive season with two games to spare.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Juventus in the first-half injury time before midfielder Federico Bernardeschi added a second in the 67th minute as Juventus won 2-0 against Sampdoria to secure the league title.

The five-time Ballon D’or winner has been on form since the turn of the year and a temporary suspension due to COVID-19 pandemic did not halt his streak. Since football returned, he has scored 10 goals. This is more than any other player has scored in Europe’s top five leagues.

His first-half goal against Sampdoria brings his season league tally to 31 goals. He Ronaldo needs only one more goal to break a tie for the Juventus single-season record for league goals set by Felice Borel in 1933-34.

Ronaldo said, “Records are always important, but the important thing is that the team wins. These things are nice, but the scoring title is a natural process that comes as a consequence of scoring to win games for the team.”

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said, “He has this incredible ability to recover. I think it’s just in his DNA, his ability to project himself on to the next goal, every time. His mental and physical recovery rate is definitely unique.”

Ronaldo has developed an effective partnership with Paulo Dybala during the restart and Sarri had nothing but praise for the duo.

Sarri added, “We might have some moments in a game where we don’t cover the penalty area to perfection, but everything is compensated by their individual strength. We’re talking about two players who combined to score 41 goals this season. That’s a world-class level.”

Maurizio Sarri also made history as the oldest coach to win a Serie A title, aged 61 years and six months.

 

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