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Should Juventus part ways with Ronaldo?

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Cristiano Ronaldo has already scored 101 goals for Juventus across all competitions since he arrived in Italy in 2018, but is he worth the money, going forward?

The 36-year-old striker completed his century of goals in only 140 games since he left Real Madrid to move to Turin for £99.2m in 2018.

This is the highest fee a professional football club has ever paid for a player over 30.

Three years later, Cristiano has made a huge impact for Juventus, winning two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia.

But the primary reason the Portuguese star was brought to Turin has not been fulfilled yet.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is well known for his Champions League exploits with Real Madrid and Man United.

.But the superstar has failed to lead Juventus to similar heights which he has achieved at his former clubs.

The Old Lady has tried to change the players around Cristiano Ronaldo for the three seasons, but that hasn’t paid off.

This is not to question Cristiano’s commitment as he has been doing his bit and his goal-scoring record at Turin speaks volumes of it.

Time for something new

Seeing the partnership fail for three years in a row, this should be the right time for Juventus to call it quits.

The Italian club should part ways with the striker so that they can stop denting their finances as well.

Cristiano reportedly chose to leave Madrid because he wanted a hike in his wage.

He was receiving a weekly wage of £365,000, as opposed to £500k for Barcelona’s golden boy Lionel Messi.

To meet this shortfall, Juventus agreed to pay him €30m instead of the €21m Los Blancos were providing him.

This forced the Italian juggernauts to be conservative when it came to splashing cash in the transfer windows.

The Juventus forward enhances the commercial appeal of the club, but the longer he stays, the more financially constrained the club will be.

Hence, if Juventus lose Cristiano, the side will have several options at their disposal.

They will be financially freer to build a team around the coach’s tactics and perhaps go on to lift the UCL trophy that they have craved for years.

On the flip side, Cristiano will benefit from the move as well.

In the three years, he has been in Turin, the ex-Madrid man has stood head and shoulders above his Juventus colleagues.

From stunning headers to error-free spot kicks, he has shown no signs of slowing down at the age of 36. It almost seems like Cristiano is improving with age.

Not tasting UCL glory for three years for a man of Cristiano’s calibre indicates that the club is not meant for him as well.

Moreover, he does not have a lot of years left to play despite being one of the fittest players to ever grace football.

Perhaps, a move back to Real Madrid could not be ruled out as well if they fail to land their main target – Kylian Mbappe.

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WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo performs obscene gestures as fans chant Lionel Messi’s name

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During the Saudi Pro League game between Al Shabab and Al Nassr, Nassr skipper Cristiano Ronaldo was seen making obscene gestures towards rival fans. The Shabab fans were chanting Ronaldo’s biggest rival Lionel Messi’s name. Not for the first time though, some Saudi football fans do prefer Messi over the Portuguese player. Meanwhile, during the game on Sunday, the Portugal international crossed all the limits as he made some obscene gestures.

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Talking about the game, the Yellow Brigade, Nassr won against Shabab. Ronaldo gave his team as he made the most of the penalty in the 21st minute of the game. However, in the injury time of the first half, Yannick Carrasco scored an equalizer before going into the break. In the first minute of the second half, Anderson Talisca gave a lead to Nassr. In the 67th minute, Carlos scored the equalizer for Shabab, and the game looked like ending in a tie before Talisca scored the match-winning goal in the 86th minute.

Meanwhile, the former Real Madrid player is set to face disciplinary action. As per the Saudi writer and television host, the disciplinary committee might take action.

“The disciplinary committee is facing the biggest test. We will wait and see. Everything has its limits, no matter how famous you are. This is how the major leagues are” Waleed Al Farraj, a prominent Saudi writer and television host, said on X.

Cristiano Ronaldo faced disciplinary action during his stint with Manchester United

A few months before the FIFA World Cup 2022, he threw a fan’s phone when he was part of the English club, Manchester United. He was banned for a few games which meant that he missed a few games for his current club, Nassr. However, the ban didn’t apply in the World Cup as he was available for selection during the tournament, in which his team lost the Quarterfinal to Morrocco.

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Virgil Van Dijk’s late strike in extra time helps Liverpool beat Chelsea in Carabao Cup final

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Liverpool emerged victorious in the Carabao Cup final in 2024. In a thrilling game which was full of twists and turns, Liverpool managed to beat Chelsea to clinch the cup. Jurgen Klopp’s men were awarded with the winner’s medal as they edged out Chelsea in a low-scoring thriller that went to extra time. The defence of both sides was good to watch.

The match had many edge-of-the-seat moments. In the first half, Liverpool attempted a lot of shots over Chelsea. While some were out of target, some were in the target, but stopped by the goalkeeper. Cody Gakpo was unlucky to find the ball hit the goalpost. The strike of the youngster went in vain as the first half did not witness any goal.

Liverpool’s skipper was brilliant in the game. He martialed his troops well and got the coordination going for a long time. He in fact nearly had a goal in the first half, only to be ruled out by the VAR, which was highly controversial. There is a debate for the legitimacy of the goal which was not given despite the help of the technology. Liverpool did not get carried away with the moment.

Captain brilliant Virgil Van Dijk steps up in crunch moments

Klopp deployed younger players as substitutes in the 2nd half. It helped Liverpool a lot as they were able to not just put pressure on Chelsea but also create a lot of chances. While none of them were converted to goals in the second half, they ensured that Chelsea’s players were in check. At one stage, the absence of Mohammad Salah in the middle was felt.

The match went to the extra time, where things got a bit closer. Chelsea attempted to score goals but ended up giving more advantage to Liverpool. The younger legs marked well and provided good assists to the forwards. The moment came in the 118th minute of the game, when Van Dijk netted the goal and helped Liverpool to win the prestigious title.

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Virat Kohli picks his ‘Sporting GOAT’

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Virat Kohli was asked to pick his ‘Sporting GOAT’ in a recent interview. The star cricketer was interviewed by Team Blue Rising who asked him to name the greatest sportsperson of all time. “Who is your Sporting GOAT?” asked the host to the star batter. Kohli did not hesitate to take the name of one of the greatest Football players as his pick for the question.

The Indian batter claimed Cristiano Ronaldo to be the greatest Football player of all time. “For me, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo,” said Virat in the interview. It came as no surprise to the fans, as Virat has always been a huge admirer of the star Footballer. Even in the past, the 35-year-old has expressed his admiration for the star player from Portugal.

In many instances, the Indian batter has claimed Ronaldo to be his favourite player. Ronaldo has been one of the best players the sport has ever seen. Many claim him to be arguably the greatest Sportsperson of all time. Virat has joined the list of those to claim him to be the greatest athlete in the sports world. Ronaldo has some records to back his claim for the title.

Legacy of Cristiano Ronaldo and Virat Kohli

The Portuguese Footballer has the greatest number of goals for an international team. He also has the greatest number of international caps for a player. The star player is the only player to win four major cups with two different clubs. He did it with Manchester United and Real Madrid. Cristiano has the second most number of Ballon d’Or titles (Five) after Lionel Messi.

Virat, on the other hand, is a great cricketer. He has the greatest number of hundreds for a batter in ODIs. Virat has the greatest number of hundreds in ODIs while chasing. He is also the highest run scorer for India in T20Is. Kohli has the most runs for a batter in the IPL. He has the greatest number of POTT awards for a player in the T20 WC and the ODI WC.

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