Coach Andrea Pirlo wants striker Cristiano Ronaldo to recuperate in a few less important games, even though he is about to surpass Pele’s. “We have discussed the plan to keep Ronaldo,” Pirlo said after Juventus won Sampdoria in Serie A first round on the evening of September 20. “He is not tired yet, because the season has just started. But, I will let Ronaldo rest in less important games. Ronaldo is very smart and knows his body well. He knows when to rest.” .
Ronald missed many delicious opportunities, but also in time to set the score 3-0 against Sampdoria. In Dejan Kulusevski’s opener, Ronaldo also contributed to the shoe with a breakthrough ball blocked. Rookie Kulusevski praised Ronaldo after the game: “Ronaldo is great and I’m happy to be his teammate. When we were leading 2-0, he told me to keep attacking. He still wants to. score more goals “.
Ronaldo has scored 758 goals in his career, from a young age. He needed 10 and 15 more goals respectively to overcome the achievements of Pele and Romario. The scoring record belongs to Josef Bican with at least 805 goals, in the period of 1931-1956.
Because Juventus broke up with Gonzalo Higuain, and Paulo Dybala was injured, Ronaldo played as a striker in the 5-4-1 chart. Juventus reached an agreement with Roma to recruit 34-year-old striker Edin Dzeko to pair with Ronaldo.