Cristiano Ronaldo scored to help Juventus escape a home defeat after a 2-2 draw against Sassuolo in the 14th round of Serie A amid the leaked information he will be behind rival Lionel Messi in the competition for the “Golden Ball” award this year.
After the match, coach Maurizio Sarri lamented that Juventus players did not play with their heads. Leonardo Bonucci opened the scoring early for the Serie A championship in the middle of the first half but was turned over after two goals from Jeremie Boga and Francesco Caputo from the mistakes of defense and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
The next match of Juventus was only concretized by Ronaldo’s 2-2 equalizer on the 11m mark in the second half. But one point in this match made the “Old Lady of Turin” lost the first place to Inter Milan, the team defeated SPAL 2-1 with a brace from striker Lautaro Martinez.
“We have encountered trouble for ourselves when not using our heads, especially in situations leading to 2 conceding. We had a lack of energy in the first half”, coach Sarri lamented after the match when Juventus was overcome by Inter to create a 2-point gap.
Ronaldo’s appearance in this match has received a great deal of attention amid the leaked information about the 2019 ‘Ballon d’Or’ competition. The source revealed that the Portuguese superstar is not even in the top 3 and will not attend the award ceremony held in Paris (France).
AFP said internal information in the vote showed that Messi will surpass Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or for the sixth time, a record number of times to receive an honor for a player in the history of the prestigious award. Most trusted in world football organized by France Football magazine.
Temporarily leaving Ronaldo and Juventus, Serie A is also about to have big “upheavals” when the seat of veteran coach Carlo Ancelotti in Napoli is about to be broken after a 1-2 defeat at home to Bologna. This is the 8th match in a row that Napoli has not tasted the victory and shock defeat against Bologna, causing the team from Naples to fall out of the top 6 of the Serie A rankings and hope of competing for the championship is almost finished because inferior to the top of Inter Milan to 17 points. Meanwhile, other miserable people such as Napoli, AC Milan (17 points), have found their way to light after a narrow 1-0 victory on the pitch of Parma to rise to 11th place.