Max Allegri explains why Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to score for Juventus


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The Portuguese has had 23 shots without hitting the back of the net (Picture: Getty)

Juventus boss Max Allegri is confident Cristiano Ronaldo will find his scoring touch for Juventus after the Portuguese superstar extended his wait for a Serie A goal to 270 minutes.

The 33-year-old, who swapped Real Madrid for Turin over the summer in an £88million switch, has played all three matches for Juve so far this season and attempted 23 shots – more than any other player.

But he is yet to open his account for his new club, and Allegri believes even a player as great as Ronaldo will need time to adapt to Italian football.

Ronaldos struggles havent been for the want of trying (Picture: Getty)

Italian football presents different problems and it takes time, Allegri explained.

Hes not getting the rub of the green at the moment either – the ball is not bouncing right for him or hes shooting just off target.

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Well all be fresher after the break and thats when the real season starts.

He continued: Serie A is a league where the teams defend carefully. I dont want to say that its better than other leagues in Europe or not. Lets just say that the teams are very strong in defence and the coaches are very good.

Allegri believes it is harder to score in Italy than Spain (Picture: Getty)

They study every match to try not to concede space to the other teams. Everyone puts Serie A down but its very difficult for a player to score 40 goals a season. [Gonzalo] Higuain did it once, but was an extraordinary feat.

Usually the top scorer in Italy scores 26 or 27 goals. And usually the top scorer in Italy never wins the title. So maybe its better for us.

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