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Pirlo reveals the advice he gave ‘real champion’ Ronaldo

Andrea Pirlo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus
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The Juventus superstar supplied the goods once again to lead his side to victory, and Pirlo couldn’t be more impressed.

Andrea Pirlo has labeled Cristiano Ronaldo as a ‘real champion’ and an ‘example for everyone’. The Juventus boss only has one bit of advice for his star player – to keep it going.

Ronaldo took his tally for the season up to eight goals in only five Serie A games by scoring a brace in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Cagliari.

The forward was brilliant throughout the match. He laid out three chances for his teammates to score, made two recoveries, and won five duels.

“He is a great professional, as we already knew,” Pirlo told DAZN.

“He is a real champion and sets the example for everyone around him, both in the matches and in training.

“The only advice I can give him is to keep going in the same way.”

It was a dominant all-round display for Juventus and couldn’t have been more welcome after winning just one of their previous four league games.

Federico Bernardeschi even had a goal ruled out for offside, but Ronaldo’s double was more than enough in the end. It moves Pirlo’s side up to second in the standings for the time being at least.