Ronaldo Appears To Have Mastered Levitation Following This Ridiculous Header
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It’s about time for the second half of the European club season, and you know what that means — it’s time to burn all the “Cristiano Ronaldo Is Finished” takes from September/October for the fourth straight year.
After a subdued start to the season that saw a return of just six goals in his first 15 appearances across all competitions, Ronaldo has now scored six goals in his last five games. Today, he scored the game-winner against Sampdoria in the 45th minute to give Juventus a three-point lead over Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table.
It was a towering header that shows two things: (1) His knee doesn’t appear to be bothering him anymore and (2) although he’ll be turning 35 on Feb. 5, he certainly doesn’t jump like any 35-year-old we know.
Back in 2014 it was said that Ronaldo’s vertical jump was recorded at 30 inches (yes, an NBA player's vertical is much higher — Cristiano Ronaldo isn't in the NBA). We don’t know if he matched that bounce today, but the attacker hung in the air for an eternity before converting Alex Sandro’s cross.
— Ross Dyer (@RossDyerTV) December 18, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in 5 straight Juventus matches for the first time:Sassuolo
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 18, 2019
Juventus is back in action on Sunday with the Supercoppa Italiana against Lazio at the King Saud University Stadium in Saudi Arabia.