Cristiano Ronaldo thanks template owner Alex Sandro. © APA / afp / MARCO BERTORELLO
While Cristiano Ronaldo tied a brace in Juventus’ home win over Crotone, Giovanni Stroppa has to fear for his job. The former FC Südtirol coach is facing the end of the Calabrese.
February 22, 2021
Even before the game in Turin, Stroppa was criticized. The pale appearance at Juventus is unlikely to have improved the situation, even if the promoted team does not have to score his points against the record champions. After the 3-0 win against Juventus, Crotone is still at the bottom of the Serie A table.
Juventus didn’t deliver a brilliant performance for a long time either, but should have won the game much higher. Ronaldo had a number of other good opportunities after his brace before the break (38./45.+1). Weston McKenny, who scored the third Juve goal, could have raised too. Towards the end of the game, Andrea Pirlo spared his team’s strength and brought in a number of youth players.
Giovanni Stroppa steht bei Crotone unter Druck. © ANSA / CARMELO IMBESI
By beating the bottom of the table, Juventus regained 3rd place in the table from Roma. In addition, Ronaldo (18 hits) leads the league goalscorer list again ahead of Romelu Lukaku (17). Followed by Luis Muriel (14) and Ciro Immobile.
Serie A: 23rd matchday
Juventus – Crotone 3: 0
1:0 Ronaldo (38.), 2:0 Ronaldo (45.+1), 3:0 McKenny (66.)
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