Cristiano Ronaldo traveled to the Olimpico di Torino Stadium to face Torino on Saturday, hoping to help Juventus maintain their dominance in the Derby Della Mole.
The Bianconeri were looking to get back to winning ways after a humbling loss at the hands of Benevento before the international break
Juventus started the game well and took the lead through Federico Chiesa in the 13th minute. The home side, though, threatened to equalize, and their efforts eventually bore fruit in the 27th minute.
Rolando Mandragora’s venomous hit from the edge of the box was saved by Wojciech Szczesny, but Antonio Sanabria headed the rebound home to draw Torino level. The game went into the break with the score 1-1, with Cristiano Ronaldo enduring an unusually quiet first-half.
The visitor’s day then went from bad to worse within a minute of the restart. Torino took advantage of some poor defending from Juventus as Dejan Kulusevski’s back pass was picked up by Sanabria, who gave his team the lead.
The Bianconeri stepped up their efforts to get back into the game and both Chiesa and Cristiano Ronaldo came close to scoring the equalizer. However, it was the Portuguese who scored the equalizer after getting at the end of a deflected cross.
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🇮🇹 Juventus Serie A win rate by season
🗓️ 17/18: 78.9%
🗓️ 18/19: 73.7%
🗓️ 19/20: 68.4%
🗓️ 20/21: 57.1%
👀 More dropped points by the Serie A champions in this evening's Turin Derby, which ends 2-2 pic.twitter.com/MhkuQ1CdA0
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 3, 2021
Juventus has 56 points in the league this season and Cristiano Ronaldo has directly contributed to winning them 16 points (28.5%).
36 years of age doing almost 30% of the work for his club, but I'm supposed to believe he's the problem. pic.twitter.com/cRaHwfbbhh
— 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐮 (@GreatWhiteNueve) April 3, 2021
Juventus would have 16 less points and be ranked 10th in the Serie A if it wasn't for Cristiano Ronaldo's game winning goal contributions this season. pic.twitter.com/ViHL13fSgq
— TCR. (@TeamCRonaldo) April 3, 2021
Juventus tie to 17th place Torino 🤯
They only have one win in their last five road games 😬 pic.twitter.com/c5Zq5H8p95
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 3, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo's 24th Serie A goal of the season earns Juve a point in the Turin derby 💪 pic.twitter.com/FjTnUdeCVI
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 3, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo has contributed to 48% of Juventus goals in Serie A 2020/21.
And yet they say he is the problem at Juve 😤 pic.twitter.com/lx3Oey93fr
— J. (@TotalKroos) April 3, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo has been incredible for Juventus – on and off the pitch, but the reality is now clear, if it already wasn’t. CR7 will not win a Champions League with this current squad, and this squad cannot commence a rebuild by paying one player €30+ million. pic.twitter.com/4MjCBSAse7
— Adriano Del Monte (@adriandelmonte) April 3, 2021