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Allegri backs Ronaldo to goalscoring return against Man Utd

Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 07/11/2018

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri backed Cristiano Ronaldo to end his goal drought of six games in the UEFA Champions League against Manchester United on Wednesday night at Allianz Stadium.

The 33-year-old Portugal international is yet to open his account for Bianconerri European competition, having been sent off in the 2-0 win over Valencia at Mestalla before helping Old Lady past Red Devils at Old Trafford last month with Paulo Dybala's winner.

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Ronaldo moves to Juventus this summer after nine years spells with Real Madrid but five time Ballon d'Or winner last goal in the competition came for against has a current club and Serie A Champions in April, but Allegri is confident that the forward will break his duck on Wednesday night at Allianz Stadium.

"He will score [on Wednesday].

"He didn’t play the first match, he didn’t play the second, he played only one match. And he provided an assist.

"I mean, it’s not like he played many Champions League matches so far. Allegri he said ahead of the clash in his pre-match interview.

Juventus hold a perfect record in Group H and will seal their place in the knockout stage if they avoid defeat against Manchester United.

 
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