Cristiano Ronaldo: Sarri says Juventus star is extraordinary when he smells blood

Cristiano Ronaldo: Sarri says Juventus star is extraordinary when he smells blood

- Cristiano Ronaldo is extraordinary according to Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri

- The Portuguese star became the first player to score 50 Serie A goals in the shortest time

- Juventus defeated Lazio 2-1 as they moved closer to their ninth straight league title

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been labelled by Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri as extraordinary after his historic feat in the Italian Serie A.

The 35-year-old became the fastest player to score 50 league goals when Juventus moved closer their ninth straight Serie A title following a 2-1 win over Lazio.

Ronaldo scored a brace within the space of three minutes in the second half as he also became first player to score 50 or more goals in Italy, Spain and England.

Cristiano Ronaldo: When Cristiano smells blood, he's extraordinary
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"When Cristiano smells blood… He's extraordinary, as he recovers so quickly between games," Juve head coach Sarri told Sky Sport Italia. "It's not just physical, but psychological.

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"He could be someone who uses up so much energy in each game, but he recovers it every time and he's world class in the mind as well as the legs."

Ronaldo is now the league's topscorer with 30 goals in 30 matches this season alongside Ciro Immobile with four matches remaining.

The highest goal ever scored in a single season in Serie A is 36, a feat reached by Gonzalo Higuain for Napoli during the 2015-16 campaign.

And Sarri was asked if Ronaldo could break the record the Italian gaffer said: "If he puts his mind to something, he's very difficult to stop.

"We'll see if we should rest him over the next few rounds, but if he's still in this shape, then he might not need it."

With four matches left to play, the Bianconeri are eight points clear of Inter Milan as Atalanta and Lazio occupy the third and fourth position respectively.

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"We need to get another four points, every point is difficult at the moment playing every three days, so we've got to keep focused.

"There are ifs and buts, but at the first if, that's when I stop listening!"

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's brace were all Juventus needed to overcome stubborn Lazio in their 2-1 win at the Allianz Stadium.

The 35-year-old put the Old Lady handed the Old Lady the lead through the spot in the 51st minute after his initial shot was blocked just at the edge of the danger zone.

Argentine playmaker Paulo Dybala set the winger up after making a solo run into the visitor's goal area and then passed the ball to Ronaldo who buried the ball without any issue.

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