- Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score or provide an assist in Juventus’ 3-1 win over AC Milan
- Federico Chiesa grabbed a brace and Weston McKennie scored the third goal for the Old Lady
- Former tactician Fabio Capello has slammed CR7 for performing poorly during the encounter
Former Juventus manager Fabio Capello has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance during their hard-fought 3-1 win over Serie A leaders AC Milan.
It was a fight-to-finish at the San Siro on Wednesday night, January 6, as Juve battled hard to defeat Milan at the San Siro.
Federico Chiesa grabbed a brace in the encounter with Weston McKennie also scoring late-on for the visitors to make Davide Calabria's goal for the hosts a mere consolation.
Cristiano Ronaldo who played full 90 minutes in the encounter was not at his best, but no doubt he remains an important figure under Andrea Pirlo.
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However, former manager Capello slams the multiple Ballon d’Or winner, saying he contributed almost nothing during the game.
And the Old Lady have been accused on several occasions that they rely too much on the Portuguese, although it is normal as he continues to score important goals.
The cracker against Milan was one of their most crucial games this season as a loss would have seen the Rossoneri go 13 points ahead of them.
Following the victory, AC Milan’s lead over Juve has been cut down to 7 points, but Capello was disappointed with CR7’s performance.
He said on Sky Sports Italia as via Juventus website:
"Pirlo won today without Ronaldo: one of his worst games since he has been at Juventus, he has not been seen.”
Meanwhile, Ronaldo is now the second man with the highest number of goals in football following his brace against Udinese in the Italian Serie A on January 3.
The Juventus striker found the back of the net twice in the highly entertaining fixture which ended 4-1 for the Old Lady.
Both goals ensured Ronaldo overtook legendary Pele in the all-time goal scorers’ chart with the 35-year-old now on 758 while the Brazilian icon had 757 during his famous career between 1956 and 1977 for Santos, New York Cosmos and Brazil.
However, Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has already started the New Year on a bright note after emerging as the world's most valuable player according to CIES Football Observatory's latest review.
The Red Devils' attacker who has scored 14 goals and seven assists in 25 appearances across competitions so far this campaign has been valued at a staggering £150 million.
His stock rose following his contributions in terms of goals for the Old Trafford side as they are currently joint top table toppers with Liverpool on the Premier League table.
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