Juventus vs. Host Inter is the match which pits 2 of the biggest names of Serie A against each other, as Mauro Icardi and Cristiano Ronaldo go head to head. Icardi has been crowned as the player of Serie A for the year and Ronaldo will definitely be covering the title as he bids for establishing himself in Italy after the €112million switch from Real Madrid.
However, a look at the statistics of both the player suggests that Ballon d’Or winner for five times is going to have a job in his hands to unsettle the established star of the league. The clash on Friday is going to be the first opportunity to catch Icardi and Ronaldo in a direct competition. However, the data of Opta indicates that Icardi has a great record against Bianconeri.
Starting from the first meeting with Juvenile of Ronaldo, only 6 clubs have scored more goals against Serie A defending champions than the eight by the Argentine striker. So far, Icardi is the more clinical goal scorer in comparison to Ronaldo. He has a 27% conversion rate in this league.
No doubt, the return of 10 goals of Ronaldo in 14 matches of Serie A is highly impressive. Icardi is known to have 8 among 11 but this Inter player is finding net every 108 in comparison to 125 minutes of Ronaldo. Past claims, Ronaldo can play selfishly; one of the players from Portugal strengths has been a chance creation since he joined Juventus. The team has enjoyed better things in this season.