Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to receive confirmation on Monday that he won’t be winning his sixth Ballon d’Or this year.
Ronaldo is expected to be pipped to the accolade by his former teammate, Luka Modric - something that is unlikely to go down well with the Portuguese superstar.
In the meantime, Ronaldo is continuing to impress in Serie A as Juventus stroll to yet another league title.
Heading into their trip against Fiorentina, the Old Lady had won 12 of their 13 league matches are were eight points clear of second-placed Napoli.
And they had the opportunity to stretch that lead to a massive 11 points when they travelled to Florence.
For the first half an hour, the home side held their own.
But that was until Rodrigo Bentancur broke the deadlock.
Bentancur played a one-two with Paulo Dybala before finishing with aplomb.
But Ronaldo played a huge role in the goal without even touching it.
He made a brilliant diagonal run to drag two defenders out of position to allow Bentancur to exploit the space.
WATCH: CRISTIANO'S BRILLIANT RUN
Take a look:
That’s top quality.
Ronaldo isn’t even looking for a pass. He knows that his run will drag the defenders away for Bentancur and doesn’t even ask to be slipped in.
But you can’t exactly blame the Fiorentina defenders for being so wary of Ronaldo given his career.
It just shows that Cristiano’s sheer presence is enough to unsettle teams. They’re busy concentrating on his every move - which allows his teammates to find space.
It’s exactly what Real Madrid are missing. Not just his assists and his goals but his presence.News Now - Sport News