Cristiano Ronaldo set to be named Juventus captain for 1st time against Cagliari

Cristiano Ronaldo set to be named Juventus captain for 1st time against Cagliari

- Cristiano Ronaldo could be named Juventus' captain in next game against Cagliari

- The Portugal international has been superb for the Old Lady this term in all competitions

- Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini and deputy Bonucci are currently injured

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Cristiano Ronaldo is now on the verge of being named as Juventus captain for the very first time in their coming Italian League encounter against Cagliari in Turin.

Giorgio Chiellini who is the captain of the Old Lady and his deputy Leonardo Bonucci have both being ruled out of the encounter due to injuries.

According to the report on UK Sun, these two superstars are currently having muscle problems and there is no definite date of when they will resume.

And as it is now, the captain armband will go to the player who has spent most time with the Old Lady in all competitions.

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Argentine star Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado have previously been selected but Juventus gaffer Pirlo may leave the South American duo out.

Also, experienced goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is not likely to start the game with Wojciech Szczesny since current number one and former Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny is fit.

Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid after winning the Champions League with Los Blancos beating Liverpool in the final of the encounter.

Since he joined Juventus in 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo has played 68 games for the Old Lady and has netted 58 goals so far.

Juventus are currently occupying fifth position on the Italian Serie A table with 13 points after seven games played so far this term.

Cristiano Ronaldo set to be named Juventus captain for 1st time against Cagliari

Cristiano Ronaldo set to be named Juventus captain for 1st time against Cagliari. Photo by Emanuele Perrone
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo recorded a staggering 102 international goals in 170 appearances for Portugal since he broke into the team in 2003.

The 35-year-old has eight more goals to overtake Iranian legend Ali Daei who sits atop of the chart with 109 goals from 149 matches.

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However, he could increase the tally when he leads his country to Euro 2021 championship next summer as they have been paired with Hungary, Germany, and France.

The Juventus forward is also a success at the club levels having won five Champions Leagues, among other domestic and continental silverware.

According to Sportskeeda, the former Real Madrid attacker has scored against 41 different teams at the international level.

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