Improving Ronaldo needs to play a lot for Juventus – Sarri

Improving Ronaldo needs to play a lot for Juventus – Sarri

The Portuguese attacker was in fine form on Friday with his manager adamant he will keep getting better with more games

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will improve the more he plays after the coronavirus-enforced break, according to head coach Maurizio Sarri.

Ronaldo converted a penalty as Serie A leaders Juve routed 10-man Lecce 4-0 in Turin on Friday – the defending champions opening a seven-point advantage over Scudetto challengers Lazio.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner took his tally to 23 goals in Serie A this season, though Ronaldo has been in the headlines for his lack of form since the 2019-20 campaign restarted earlier this month following the Covid-19 crisis.

Asked about Ronaldo post-match, Sarri told reporters: “Cristiano now can play with a good fit. He needs to improve after the break and he is doing so match after match.

“He needs to play a lot. In the future we will find the way to preserve him across matches or for some matches.

“He is great in listening to himself and he will realise when he will need to stop and rest. But now I think he fits quite well.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored one and created two more a the Portuguese star led his Juventus side to a resounding 4-0 win over Lecce to extend the Turin side’s lead at the top of Serie A.

Ronaldo had already gone close with a spectacular bicycle kick by the time Lecce’s Fabio Lucioni was sent off just after the half-hour mark as Juve were given the opportunity to commit more players to the attack with their opponents reduced to 10 men.

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The one-man advantage proved decisive, as Juve took the lead five minutes into the second half, as Paulo Dybala found the top corner after being fed by a Ronaldo pass.

Then, nine minutes later, Ronaldo stepped up to slam home a penalty after he had been brought down in the box.

The match saw the return of Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain, and the veteran frontman added a third after he benefited from an impudent backheel from Ronaldo with seven minutes to go.

Juve’s dominant victory was completed when Matthijs de Ligt headed home a Douglas Costa cross in the closing moments.

The win puts “The Old Lady” seven points clear at the top of Serie A, with Ronaldo taking to Instagram to hail the performance as an “important victory!”




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How to watch Juventus vs. Lecce online from anywhere

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With a four point-cushion at the top of the table, the Old Lady will be looking to push on against their relegation-threatened visitors on Friday – read on to find out how to get a Juventus vs Lecce live stream and watch the Serie A clash online from anywhere.

The home side comes into Friday’s game off the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Bologna on Monday, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala on the scoresheet. The result extended Maurizio Sarri’s unbeaten home Serie A record to an incredible 34 matches.

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Lecce, meanwhile suffered a 4-1 home defeat by AC Milan in their last run out, leaving them stuck in Serie A’s final relegation slot.

Their fate still remains largely in their hands however, with just three points separating them and Udinese in 15th, highlighting just how tight it is at the bottom.

Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.

Juventus vs. Lecce: Where and when?

Friday’s match takes place behind closed doors at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, with kick-off set for 9.45pm CET local time.

That makes it a 8.45pm BST kick-off for footy fans in the UK and a 3.45pm ET, 12.45pm PT, start for folks tuning in from the US, and a 5.45am AEST kick off on Saturday morning for folk tuning in from Australia).

Watch Juventus vs. Lecce online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this match further down in this guide. If you’re intent on watching Juventus vs Lecce, but find yourself away from home then you’ll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it’s likely to be geo-blocked.

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