Cristiano Ronaldo Sends Chris Smalling Back To England With Insane Skill
Cristiano Ronaldo produced an insane piece of skill to get past Chris Smalling during Roma vs Juventus on Sunday night.
Juventus roared to a 2-0 lead early on and Ronaldo decided to have a little bit of fun at the expense of Smalling.
The 34-year-old gets into the box and produces a lovely roulette to get past the on-loan Manchester United defender.
Slow motion footage has been released and it looks even better.
Twitter reacted to Ronaldo's trickery which shows that the Portuguese international is getting back to his best this year.
Oh my goodness... :goat:
- Baran (@RonaIdoEdition) January 12, 2020
Ronaldo taking Smalling for a spin :joy:
- Maren :flag_no: (@footballqueeen) January 12, 2020
:heart_eyes: That filthy Ronaldo turn on Smalling there.....oof
- Nathan Motz (@nathanmotz) January 12, 2020
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Ronaldo dazzled Smalling there :joy::joy::joy: #ROMJUV
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Maurizio Sarri's side will be happy with their performance so far which will see them return to the top of Serie A if they hold on for all three points.
They took the lead three minutes into the game as Merih Demiral netted his first Juve goal from a pinpoint free-kick.
Ronaldo then doubled his side's lead seven minutes later by blasting a penalty past Pau Lopez.
In doing so, he's managed to earn the accolade of scoring against every Serie A side he's faced, despite only playing in the division for a season and half.
:flag_pt: Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored against every team in Serie A and he's only been there for 1 and a half seasons. Absolute machine! :fire: pic.twitter.com/crYJWwjrhg- FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) January 12, 2020
Despite winning Serie A with Juventus and the UEFA Nations League with Portugal, 2019 was not one of Ronaldo's best years.
He only ranked at third place in the Ballon d'Or rankings and went all of November without a club goal, the first time it had happened in his career.
But it seems that he's keen to make 2020 his year and started it with a hat-trick against Cagliari last week.
With Euro 2020 coming up this summer, it's safe to say Ronaldo is beginning to gear up in the right way.