Cristiano Ronaldo must always score Juventus’ penalties so he can be forgiven for haunting the club in last season’s Champions League, coach Massimiliano Allegri said.
Ronaldo’s 98th-minute penalty for Real Madrid saw the LaLiga giants knock Juve out of Europe in a controversial quarter-final tie in April.
The Portuguese superstar has since joined the Italian outfit, and he took his tally to 11 goals in 18 games with a spot-kick in a 3-0 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.
Asked about Ronaldo taking his side’s penalties, Allegri said it was one way for the 33-year-old to be forgiven for his heroics against Juve in Europe.
“Ronaldo takes the penalties,” he told a news conference.
“After he’s scored that one against us in the 93rd minute at 139km/h, am I supposed to let somebody else do that?
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 1, 2018
“He has to do something to be forgiven. He’s got to take penalties and score… always.”
Ronaldo became the first Juve player since John Charles (1957-58) to score at least 10 goals in his first Serie A season after matchday 14.
Juve are 11 points clear atop Serie A after their 13th win.
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