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Ancelotti: Why Napoli Need To Thank Ronaldo

Former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed why Napoli should thank Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the Portuguese playing for his side's title rivals.
With 19 goals in his first 25 Serie A games, Ronaldo has hit good form in Italy, and has also slashed several records both on and off the field following his €100 million (R1.53 billion) move from LaLiga giants Real Madrid to the Bianconeri in July 2018.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has not only captured the attention of fans and teammates in Turin, but also of opposition coaches, with Ancelotti recently revealing that Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik has the Portuguese star to thank after the Pole scored a audacious free-kick in his side's 4-0 hammering of Parma on Sunday.
"Juve? They have a big advantage (in the league title race), that's for sure," Ancelotti was quoted as saying by the Daily Star.
"Milik free-kick? I told him to shoot under the wall.
"It's not really because of me but because of Cristiano Ronaldo's technique, we should say thank you to him."
Juventus, who are the only unbeaten team in Europe's top five leagues this season, sit at the summit of the Serie A standings and enjoy a 13-point lead over second-placed Napoli, whom they will do battle against in a league encounter this coming Sunday.
Do you think opposition coaches and players are more inspired by Messi or Ronaldo? Let us know in the comments section below.



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