Cristiano Ronaldo blocks Paulo Dybala's goal-bound shot during Juventus 2-2 Sassuolo


The next time Cristiano Ronaldo graces a football pitch, he could hold the record for the most Ballon d’Or awards with six to his name.

Obviously, he faces strong competition with Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk as two of the favourites to clinch the title which will be revealed tomorrow.

It’s unlikely Ronaldo will come out on top tomorrow but whatever the outcome, it won’t doubt the fact that his talent is out of this world.

However, the Portuguese star is very much still human.

And that was apparent during Juventus’ 2-2 draw with Sassuolo earlier today.

With the scores level at two-a-piece going into the final 20 minutes, Paulo Dybala unleashed a strike on the turn from just inside the box which was blocked just in front of the goal-line…

…by Ronaldo.

Yes, the Juventus man blocked the shot of his own team-mate to keep the scores level.
Take a look for yourself below:

At least we got to see his defensive attributes.

Juventus dropped points for only the third time this season despite going ahead on 20 minutes through Leonardo Bonucci.

Jeremie Boga equalised two minutes later before Francesco Caputa completely turned the game on its head in the early stages of the second half.


However, just before blocking Dybala’s effort, Ronaldo popped up with the equaliser from the penalty spot on 68 minutes.

Although the result meant that the Italian giants maintained their unbeaten Serie A run for the season, it did pave way for Inter Milan to leapfrog them to first place.

Juventus now sit one point behind their title rivals and face third place Lazio in their next game on Saturday, hoping to regain top spot.

As for Ronaldo, his attentions will turn to tomorrow as he hopes to pip fellow world greats to the Ballon d’Or title.

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