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‘He silenced everyone’ – De Ligt slams Ronaldo’s critics

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus
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Matthijs De Ligt insists he is happy to see Cristiano Ronaldo performing at his peak for Juventus.

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged two goals to guide Juventus to a much-needed victory against Parma in their latest Serie A match.

The Portuguese superstar had a rather slow start to the first half of the season. But Ronaldo, as he has been doing for the past few years, has taken his performance to top gear in the second half.

After the 2-1 victory, the Juve forward has now found the net on seven consecutive occasions. He also became the only player to have scored at least 15 goals in the past 14 seasons.

In the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-breaking performance, teammate Matthijs de Ligt has lauded Juve’s talisman. As Calciomercato reports, De Ligt insisted that he is happy to see the 34-year return to his best form.

“We know him well, he is an incredible player,” he said.

“I remember that until a couple of months ago he had been strongly criticized, but he was able to silence everyone. Recovering from a not so good moment and now showing that he is absolutely on the piece is something wonderful.

“I am very happy for Cristiano”.