Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus and Portugal superstar lauded for influence by club & national teammate


Ronaldo, 34, has returned to the national team set-up for the first time since the 2018 FIFA World Cup and arrives in great form for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Having carried Juve to the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League with a match-winning second-leg display against Atletico Madrid his teammate Joao Cancelo waxed lyrical about his presence with the Serie A champions and the Selecao dressing room.

"The victory with Atletico Madrid? Ronaldo was really important to pass the round, but the whole team did well, even if having him in the team makes everything easier.

"Anyone who has seen the game knows we deserved our win."

Ronaldo has scored 24 goals and registered 12 assists in 36 games across all competitions in his debut season within the Italian top-flight.

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