Facts have emerged that five times world footballer of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo is the second-highest-rated player in this season’s Serie A.
According to available data, Ronaldo, who joined Juventus in 2018 fro Real Madrid for 100m Euros, is behind the current Serie top goal scorer, Ciro Immobile, who has been in a rich vein of form for Lazio. The Italian talisman found the back of the net from the spot-kick in a keenly contested affair that saw them defeat Fiorentina 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico. Lazio is chasing Juventus for the title as they are four points behind the leaders.
Ronaldo has found it hard to replicate last season’s form due to injury and probably the coronavirus break that saw the team return to action rusty and losing the Copa Italia trophy to Napoli in the long run.
Top five Serie A players
5. Josip Llicic
Josip Lllicic’s impressive run with Atalanta can’t be shelved aside after finding it hard to get going with Fiorentina.
The 32-year-old midfielder is having the best time of life on the field of play for Atalanta with 15 goals scored in 23 games.
Even though his appearances were hampered by injury, Llicic is also helping Atalanta create a record in their debut Champions League with five goals in seven games, averaging 0.71 per game.
4. Jao Pedro
Jao Pedro is number four on the list after banging in 17 goals in 27 games for Cagliari, which averages 0.63 goals per game.
The 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder has also completed 493, averaging 18.2 per game and recovered 79 balls, which also averaged 2.93 per game.
3. Romelu Lukaku
The rich form of Romelu Lukaku has seen his value rise after joining Inter Milan from Manchester United in the summer.
With 19 goals scored in 28 games, the bulky Belgian striker has completed 426 passes and recovered 45 balls, which averaged 1.61 per game.
Lukaku, who also has two goals in five Champions League games, returned with a bang after the restart to secure a win for Inter Milan over struggling Sampdoria. He also has two goals in two games from the Europa League after Inter finished third in their Champions League group.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Injuries had hampered Ronaldo’s appearances for Juventus in the Serie A this season. The Portugues captain has played 24 games so far and scores 23, which averaged 0.96 per game.
Ronaldo also has the highest shot on target in the division Other statistics that put the former Rea; Madrid player at number two are his 753 passes so far that puts him at 31.38 per game with 1.92 recoveries made so far.
In the Champions League, which Juventus had lost the first leg of the last season 1-0 to Lyon, Ronaldo has scored two goals in seven games with 208 passes completed and 17 balls recovered.
- Ciro Immobile
Ciro Immobile is enjoying his best season so far in football as he is banging in the goals for Lazio in the Serie A. The Italian forward has been scoring one goal per game with no card collected in the 28 games he has played in the league so far this season.
Overall, he has played 30 games for Lazio this season and banged in 29 goals, which averaged 0.97 goals per game.
Apart from being a goal machine, Immobile has also made 1.5 recoveries per game.