Cristiano Ronaldo’s contribution to Juventus in the match against Atletico Madrid is not very visible. Nevertheless, the class did not decrease with the addition of a new record in the Champions League.
Juventus managed to come out as winners with a thin score of 1-0 in the Champions League group phase match, Wednesday (11/27/2019) early this morning. The only goal that was created in the match was scored by Paulo Dybala.
The man from Argentina stabbed Atletico Madrid’s goal net fantastically. Through a free-kick from a narrow-angle, he managed to make the Spanish club’s defenders stunned.
As a result, he became the most talked-about figure after the fight was over. Making Ronaldo not get much attention even though he managed to set a new personal record in the Champions League.
Ronaldo Sets a New Record
Ronaldo’s new record is created even since the referee blew the whistle as a sign of the match. Yes, that way, the man from Portugal became a player in addition to the goalkeeper with the most appearances in the Champions League.
The match against Atletico Madrid is the 175th time he has appeared in the Champions League. Beat the record previously held by AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini, who has played 174 times.
Unfortunately, he is still not a player with the most appearances. His journey is still far enough to get past the record held by his former teammate at Real Madrid, Iker Casillas, with 188 appearances.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo is also still the top scorer in Champions League history. So far, winning five Ballon d’Or trophies has recorded 127 goals.
Ronaldo’s Performance Highlights
But still, Ronaldo must immediately improve his performance on the pitch which in the last few matches looked bad. The last goal that Ronaldo has scored came against Genoa in the Serie A last October.
Even the goal was created by him from the white point. As a result, it is not uncommon for him to be in the spotlight and even pulled out by the coach, Maurizio Sarri.
The moment was seen when Juventus met Lokomotiv Moscow and AC Milan. To the extent that he was rumored to be noisy with Sarri, who after the match against AC Milan said that the 34-year-old man was injured.