Cristiano Ronaldo named Serie A player of the month of January

Cristiano Ronaldo named Serie A player of the month of January

- Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the Italian Serie A's player of the month of January

- The 34-year-old scored a total of seven league goals since the start of the New Year for Juventus

- Ronaldo also helped the Bianconeri qualify into the Coppa Italia semi finals following their 3-1 win over Roma

- The former Real Madrid striker has now scored 17 league goals this season four short of his tally in the 2018/19 season

Cristiano Ronaldo has once again added another feather in his cap as he has been named the best player in Serie A for the month of January.

The Juventus striker has been in blistering form for the defending champions since the New Year scoring seven goals in the league.

Ronaldo opened the month of January following a hat-trick against Cagliari and assisted substitute Gonzalo Higuain with his strike.

The 34-year-old converted a spot-kick during the Bianconeri's 2-1 victory at Roma as he increased his tally to four goals in two matches.

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Maurizio Sarri's men continued their superb run in the month as they defeated Parma by 2-1 and Ronaldo was not left out among the scorers in the match, scoring two goals for his side.

Juventus suffered their second loss of the season when they traveled to Naples to face Napoli in a week 21 match.

Two second half goals from Poland midfielder Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne gave Gennaro Gattuso's side a 2-0 lead.

But a 90 minute strike from Ronaldo was not enough to salvage a point for the Serie A champions but their Portuguese striker continued his remarkable goal scoring form.

In total, Ronaldo has scored 17 league goals, four short of his 21 strikes in the last campaign that earned him the league best player.

Juventus will be welcoming Fiorentina to the Allianz Stadium for a week 22 clash and Ronaldo will be looking to add to his tally.

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He also helped Juventus qualified into the Coppa Italia quarter finals following a 3-1 win over Roma in midweek, with Ronaldo among the scorers and are set face AC Milan in the semi finals.

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The 32-year-old is now the first player in Spanish football to record 500 wins and score 500 domestic goals which looks unbeatable in the modern era.

Messi bagged a brace as Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet and Arthur Melo were on target as La Blaugrana saw off their opponents to qualify for the quarter finals.

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