Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri complimented Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother as the Portuguese star extended his scoring streak in a 3-1 win over Roma to advance to the Italian Cup semifinals on Wednesday.
The Portuguese star picked up a Gonzalo Higuain cross after 26 minutes, finishing off from an angle in the Allianz Stadium.
It was the 34-year-old’s 12th goal in eight consecutive games in which he has played in all competitions for the Turin giants but his first in the Italian Cup.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has also scored seven goals in four matches played in 2020.
“I believe that the compliments should be made to his mother,” said Sarri of Ronaldo who has now scored in 15 different club competitions throughout his career.
“He is in super form physically. In terms of explosiveness he is doing well, he takes great care of the details.
“It is difficult to improve on an individual level. We are talking about one of the greatest of all time and I would like to help him win a sixth Ballon d’Or.
Rodrigo Bentancur added a second goal after 38 minutes with defender Leonardo Bonucci nodding in a third just before the break.
Juventus – who lost the Italian SuperCup last month to Lazio – will play either AC Milan or Torino in the semifinals.
Holders Lazio were eliminated in the quarterfinals on Tuesday with a 1-0 loss to Napoli. (SuperSport)