Cristiano Ronaldo Still Topped Stat Charts Despite Poor Performance
Cristiano Ronaldo didn't have the best of times on Wednesday night as Juventus lost to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League but the stats suggest it wasn't that bad a night for him.
Juventus were hoping that the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer would mean finally getting their hands on the Champions League trophy, having last won the title in 1996.
The Old Lady have found Serie A pretty easy in recent times, with seven league titles in a row under their belt, so the signing of Real Madrid's all time top scorer was clearly to help them go all the way in Europe's elite club competition.
Ronaldo is the leading scorer in the competition's history and has won it five times, once with Manchester United and four times with Real Madrid, including the previous three years in a row.
However this year it hasn't really happened for him so far and he's scored just one goal in the competition, a winner against United in Manchester, and on Wednesday night Juve were left facing elimination in the last 16.
Atletico Madrid scored two second half goals to win the first leg 2-0 and leaving Ronaldo with a lot of criticism but the Portugal forward didn't actually have that bad a night according to WhoScored.com
Shots - 7 (highest)
Key passes - 2 (joint highest)
Dribbles completed - 7 (highest)
Passing accuracy - 95.1% (second highest)
Aerial duels won - 2 (third highest)
Match rating - 7.35 (highest)
It's not to say that Ronaldo had one of his best games in the Champions League but he was still better than the rest of his teammates.
Max Allegri also came in for a lot of criticism on Wednesday for his tactics as they didn't seem willing to attack Atleti, and in the end were lucky to get away from the Wanda Metropolitano with just a 2-0 deficit.
Ronaldo did still manage to remind Atletico that he's won five Champions Leagues to their zero:
Cristiano Ronaldo casually reminding old rivals Atletico how many Champions League titles he's won... :eyes: pic.twitter.com/w5qMADOsCb- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 20, 2019
Can Ronaldo and Juve turn it around in three weeks?