Cristiano Ronaldo wins over Fiorentina Goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski’s mind games as he scored past two penalties in the Serie A game.
Cristiano Ronaldo is mentally one of the strongest players when it comes to mentality, his determination and grit is really inspiring for many and has also helped his team to conquer the biggest of the challenges.
Once again, Ronaldo showed why it is not safe to play mind games against him, when he scored two goals against Fiorentina after latter’s goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski tried to instil game of words before the match.
The Polish stopper assured fans by saying he’s studied Ronaldo and knows how he shoots.
“I studied Cristiano Ronaldo, I know how he shoots,” he told Corriere Dello Sport before Sunday’s meeting. “I’m not going to tell you how I predict he’ll take penalties, or could read this and change it. I’d rather there weren’t any penalties in the game, to be honest.”
But this turned as to be the biggest regret for Dragowski as Ronaldo did not get one but two penalties against him, and on both occasions, the Portuguese International converted both penalties.
Ronaldo fired home his first penalty in the 40th minute as Dragowski dived the right way. Dragowski was then given another chance to deny Ronaldo from the spot.
But, again, he failed to save the Portugal forward’s penalty as the 34-year-old sent him the wrong to bag his 19th league goal of the season. Presently, Ronaldo is on a red hot form and has scored 10 goals in 6 games since the turn of the year.
Ronaldo’s two-goal haul brought up his 50th goal for the club. Despite, scoring in 9 consecutive games, Ronaldo is still 4 goals behind Ciro Immobile, who is having best years of his career with Lazio.