Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus ace nets record 400th league goal

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus ace nets record 400th league goal

Can, who swapped the Reds for the Serie A side for free this summer, was not called upon off the bench during Juventus' 1-1 draw with Genoa on Saturday night.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri blamed his players for being sidetracked by their Champions League trip to Manchester United on Tuesday.

Ronaldo will return to Manchester United with Juventus aiming to fire the Serie A giants to a third consecutive Champions League victory.

"We have to take the positives from the game and I think the way we played in the second half especially, we were fantastic at times".

The Portugal captain tapped in, after Joao Cancelo's shot was blocked, having earlier hit the post with a header.

Lionel Messi is next best on 389.

Ronaldo is set to feature at Old Trafford following his one-game ban in the European competition.

Krzysztof Piatek, who has been in fine form so far this season, almost earned the equaliser off a long-range shot in the 55th minute that fellow worldwide teammate Wojciech Szczesny was able to keep out the bottom right corner.

Energised, the 23-year-old should have levelled seconds later, outjumping Leonardo Bonucci but his header went wide.

"They're games in which the Scudetto can be won and lost".

There were further chances for Ronaldo, Miralem Pjanic and substitute Paulo Dybala but Genoa stood firm to earn an unexpected point.

Despite dominating the game, Napoli had to wait until the last 10 minutes to wrap up the points thanks to a Dries Mertens penalty and a strike from Croatian midfielder Marko Rog.

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