Cristiano Ronaldo Has Lost His Penalty Bet With Max Allegri
Cristiano Ronaldo made a bet with his manager Max Allegri in regards to penalties but it came to a premature end at the Allianz Stadium last night.
Not too long ago, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner revealed he had a wager with his boss that he would score every penalty he took this season.
"It's true I had a bet with my coach on scoring every penalty this season," the Portuguese star said, as per the Daily Star.
"I'm ready to keep it. It makes me happy to know that my contribution is appreciated by my coach and teammates."
Having seen him smash one in from the spot in the 97th minute in a crucial Champions League quarter final against the Old Lady at the Bernabeu, Allegri oozed confidence in Ronaldo's penalty-taking abilities.
"After he's scored that one against us in the [98th] minute, am I supposed to let somebody else do that?" he said via Goal, after Ronaldo made the £99 million switch to Juventus.
But while he converted his first four penalties in Bianconeri colours, Ronaldo's run came to an end at the fifth attempt in the 3-0 win over Chievo.
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Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty is saved! :x:
Ronaldo reminding us that he is human :eyes: pic.twitter.com/hPLt9S55cZ
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The 33-year old had a great chance to score his 15th Serie A goal with Juve 2-0 up early in the second half but Stefano Sorrentino guessed right and made a great save to deny Ronaldo.
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CRISTIANO. RONALDO. HAS. MISSED. A. PENALTY. pic.twitter.com/cCTmdzVaa5
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Sorrentino will tell his grandkids about his penalty save on Ronaldo
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It means the Juventus No.7 has missed 25 out of the 139 penalties he has taken, the same number as Lionel Messi - who has taken 108 in his career.
There's just nothing to separate them :eyes: pic.twitter.com/hOVkkmGIge
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Messi (83) has missed the same amount of penalties (25) that Ronaldo (114) with a difference of 31 shots
- nicole (@crisxcabre) January 22, 2019
Allegri wasn't worried about the miss last night and saw positives in Ronaldo's second half showing.
"I don't think this is the first time that Ronaldo misses a penalty in his career," he said, as per Sportskeeda.
"The most important thing is that the team won the game at the end. He (Ronaldo) wanted to score and in the second half technically played much better.
"In the first half, he was rushing too much to find the net. In the second part of the match, when he played easier football, he had two or three good goal occasions."
After drawing a blank against Chievo, Ronaldo will be desperate to get back amongst the goals when Juve travel to Lazio next Sunday.