Surprising stat brings Ronaldo's poor conversion for Juventus to light

Aditya Devavrat 15:39 16/11/2018
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Cristiano Ronaldo.

After making a slow start to life in Serie A, Cristiano Ronaldo has risen to second place in the scoring charts as he’s found his feet at Juventus, scoring eight goals in his 12 league appearances to go with five assists.

But a surprising stat shows that he could easily be the league’s top striker if it weren’t for his own profligacy.

The Juventus star has missed more clear-cut chances than any other player in Serie A – remarkable given his reputation as a lethal finishing.

As it happens, he’s already set himself up as the favourite to be crowned Capocannoniere at the end of the season. Though he’s currently a goal behind surprise package Krzyzstof Piatek of Genoa, given his pedigree, Ronaldo should soon overtake the young Polish striker.

There are a few familiar names also in the running, with Lazio‘s Ciro Immobile tied with Ronaldo on eight goals, and Napoli duo Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne on seven along with Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi.

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