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Ronaldo is about to reach the scoring milestone that Juventus coach predicted

Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way towards the scoring milestone that Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri predicted last August.

When entering the new season in August last year, coach Maurizio Sarri evaluated that Cristiano Ronaldo could achieve the number of goals he expected.

“I want him to score more than 40 goals this season,” Sarri said. After that, except for a rare number of turns of the squad, he always gave Ronaldo the opportunity to play for him to find a goal. 

Even when Juventus won the championship, based on the agreement between the two, CR7 still went to Cagliari to seek more goals for the Serie A top scorer and the European Golden Boot.

Despite the defeat against Ciro Immobile, now Ronaldo still has goals to look forward to, those are the goals in the Champions League.

The Portuguese star is currently missing 5 goals to reach 40 goals in the season. It seemed not an impossible task to perform when the Champions League was an arena in which he was very charming.

MILAN, ITALY – JULY 07: Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates 0-2 goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Juventus at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on July 07, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Badolato – Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

So far, Ronaldo is the king to score in the knockout stages of the European Cup with 65 goals compared to 41 for Messi.

This season, Ronaldo has scored fewer goals in the Champions League than Paulo Dybala (2 vs. 3), but the challenge with Lyon in the second leg of the eighth round will give him the opportunity to improve his performance. Not forgetting that, when Juventus reversed the situation against Atletico Madrid, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick. It is a reminder that the waiting and belief of Juventus fans can completely be deservedly responded by CR7