Juventus got a great win against Lazio last weekend to stay on top in the fight for Serie A. In that match, Andrea Pirlo surprised by sitting Cristiano Ronaldo on the substitute bench for ‘Vecchia Signora’. It is that the Portuguese had never been absent in any commitment of the Italian team, and the same coach, Andrea Pirlo, arranged with the former Real Madrid star, that this weekend he would rest, to regain energy for what is coming, both in the Italian league, as in the Champions League.
However, a historic player like Luca Toni came out to defend Alvaro Morata over the Portuguese, remarking that "he is more complete". In a talk with the RAI, the former Italian striker compared Cristiano Ronaldo with Álvaro Morata and went out to defend the Spanish attacker. "With Morata on the pitch, Juventus changed gears: they scored against Spezia and with Lazio the match was decided thanks to his double. He is the most complete striker in the team, he gives him depth. Cristiano is important, of course, but Morata is also needed to be able to recover points in Serie A and survive in the Champions League ”, declared the world champion in 2006.
The defense of Luca Toni to Álvaro Morata is due to the performance of the Spanish striker in Juventus' victory against Lazio. The former Real Madrid was the key for Andrea Pirlo's team to keep the three points, scoring two goals and one assist. In this way, the ‘Vecchia Signora’ remains in the third place in the table with 52 points, seven points behind Inter.
There is no doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo is a dominant player for Juventus when he is on the pitch. The Portuguese has 27 goals this season with the Bianconeri shirt, against 16 goals for the Spaniard. However, the former Atlético Madrid had 11 assists, while CR7 barely attended 3 times. In addition, Cristiano enjoyed 619 more minutes on the court than his teammate.
The next commitment of Juventus
Juventus is preparing for the most important duel of the season so far. Those led by Andrea Pirlo will host Porto in Turin next Tuesday for the rematch of the knockout stages of the Champions League. There, the Veccchia Signora will try to overcome 2-1 in the first leg in Lisbon. Cristiano Ronaldo, for his part, will start again in the first team.