Media watch: Dominant Ronaldo

Italian sports papers named Cristiano Ronaldo MOTM in Juventus-Roma while Marash Kumbulla was the worst player on the pitch at the Allianz Stadium.

The Old Lady beat Roma 2-0 thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo goal and a Roger Ibanez own goal.

The Portuguese star netted his 16th goal in 18 Serie A appearances and was named MOTM by Italian sports papers.

“Sarri would have paid to have this CR7,” wrote La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Against Roma he played as a classic centre forward, in a system like that one of Portugal made of defence and counter-attack. He is the man of key moments.”

Alex Sandro and Giorgio Chiellini were praised by Italian media too.

Roma’s Marash Kumbulla was the worst player on the pitch, but every Roma defender had low ratings on Italian papers.

Check out Football Italia’s player ratings from the Allianz Stadium.

Juve-Roma: papers’ ratings:

Gazzetta dello Sport:
Juventus. Szczesny 6, Danilo 6.5, Bonucci 6.5 (Demiral sv), Chiellini 7, Alex Sandro 6.5 (De Ligt sv), McKennie 5.5 (Cuadrado 6.5), Rabiot 6.5, Arthur 6.5, Chiesa 6 (Bernardeschi sv), Morata 6 (Kulusevski 6.5), Ronaldo 7.5. Coach: Pirlo 7.

Roma: Pau Lopez 6; Mancini 6.5, Ibanez 5.5, Kumbulla 5; Karsdorp 5.5 (Bruno Peres 76 6), Villar 6 (Diawara 62 5.5), Cristante 6 (Perez 62 6), Veretout 6, Spinazzola 6.5; Mkhitaryan 6.5, Borja Mayoral 5 (Dzeko 62 5.5). Coach Fonseca: 6

Corriere dello Sport:
Juventus: Szczesny 6, Danilo 5.5, Bonucci 6.5 (Demiral sv), Chiellini 7, Alex Sandro 6.5 (De Ligt sv), McKennie 6 (Cuadrado 6.5), Rabiot 6.5, Arthur 6, Chiesa 5.5 (Bernardeschi sv), Morata 7 (Kulusevski 6.5), Ronaldo 7.5. Coach: Pirlo 7.

Roma: Pau Lopez 6; Mancini 6, Ibanez 5, Kumbulla 5; Karsdorp 5 (Bruno Peres 76 N/A), Villar 6 (Diawara 62 5.5), Cristante 5.5 (Perez 62 6), Veretout 5.5, Spinazzola 6; Mkhitaryan 6, Borja Mayoral 5 (Dzeko 62 5.5). Coach: Fonseca 5.5


Tuttosport:
Juventus:Szczesny 6.5, Danilo 6.5, Bonucci 6.5 (Demiral sv), Chiellini 7.5, Alex Sandro 7.5 (De Ligt sv), McKennie 6.5 (Cuadrado 6.5), Rabiot 6.5, Arthur 6.5, Chiesa 6 (Bernardeschi sv), Morata 7 (Kulusevski 7), Ronaldo 7.5. Coach: Pirlo 7.

Roma: Pau Lopez 5.5; Mancini 5.5, Ibanez 5, Kumbulla 5; Karsdorp 5.5 (Bruno Peres 76 6), Villar 6.5 (Diawara 62 5.5), Cristante 6 (Perez 62 6), Veretout 6, Spinazzola 6.5; Mkhitaryan 6.5, Borja Mayoral 5.5 (Dzeko 62 6). Coach: Fonseca 5.5

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