Seeing the stats of Cristiano Ronaldo's Roma record

Cristiano Ronaldo faces a familiar foe in the Italian capital on Saturday, as in-form Juventus travel to Roma in a make or break game for their title hopes.

Having won their last four games in all competitions and going unbeaten at home since before the New Year, Andrea Pirlo's reinvigorated Juventus side will look to extend their impressive Serie A run against AS Roma on Saturday.

In addition to their impressive results, the Old Lady have a near unmatched scoring record since their victory over Napoli in mid-January, scoring 10 and conceding none.

Not to mention that a team with a newfound confidence and consistency boasts the Serie A's in-form top scorer. It appears something may have finally clicked at the Turin outfit this season.

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The scorer in question is of course Cristiano Ronaldo, and his desire to get amongst the goals this weekend will only be heightened by the fact that he faces an old foe.

Following an altercation between the Portuguese winger and the club's players in his Manchester United days over a decade ago, he indefinitely vowed to never swap shirts with a Roma player again.

Lengthy feuds aside, Ronaldo has a respectable record against the team from Stadio Olimpico - particularly in European competition - so let's take a closer look.

Stat Attack

Undoubtedly, a large proportion of Ronaldo's success against I Giallorossi has come in the UEFA Champions League, but not whilst he's been at Juve.

Across his tenures at Manchester United and Real Madrid, CR7 has recorded five goals, two assists and five wins in his six games against Roma. His only loss coming in the quarterfinals of the 06/07 competition with the Red Devils.

Since his record-breaking switch to Italy, he has faced Paulo Fonseca's side on five occasions and boasts a respectable record - averaging a goal a game and a win rate of 60%.

Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus defeated Inter in the Coppa Italia on Tuesday
Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus defeated Inter in the Coppa Italia on Tuesday

Ronaldo has only won once in his last three trips to the Italian capital against Roma in the Serie A. However, he is undefeated against them in Turin. A home tie for this fixture will certainly favour the forward.

Juventus have won their last five games at the Allianz Stadium, can Ronaldo inspire another emphatic victory?

Planet Sport takes a look at four of his best games against Roma for Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Four of the best

Manchester United 7-1 AS Roma

UEFA Champions League

April 10, 2007

In one of the most memorable games in both Champions League and Old Trafford history, Ronaldo featured heavily as Sir Alex Ferguson's rampant Red Devils thrashed Roma 7-1.

Ronaldo played a crucial part in the tie's opener - teasing the Roma midfield with his fabulous footwork and lightning quick stepovers. He played a superb pass to Michael Carrick in space, who scored an emphatic 30-yard screamer for his first ever European goal.

With his side 3-0 up, Ronaldo exquisitely extended the lead with a goal of his own. Dancing through Roma players, he outwitted Christian Chivu before hitting a first-time effort inside the near post for the fourth.

Sinking the final nail into the Romans' European coffin, he also scored the fifth of the game from close range as Manchester United marched towards an 8-3 aggregate victory and a semifinal showdown with AC Milan.

AS Roma 0-2 Real Madrid

UEFA Champions League

February 17, 2016

Triumphing once more in Europe's footballing pinnacle, Ronaldo lit up the Stadio Olimpico as Real comfortably dispatched Luciano Spalletti's side to seal an all-important 2-0 win in the Italian capital.

Inspiring a comfortable victory for Los Blancos, he opened the scoring with a goal of the highest quality. He cut inside with his trademark 'Ronaldo chop' to curl a beautiful right-footed strike into the Roma goal from 20 yards.

An incredible effort from Jese Rodriguez rounded off another euphoric European night for Zinedine Zidane's side as they headed to the Santiago Bernabeu with a two goal advantage.

Ronaldo was amongst the scorers again in the home leg, as he and James Rodriguez helped Real mirror the scoreline of the away fixture and cruise to a 4-0 aggregate victory.

AS Roma 2-2 Juventus

Serie A

September 27, 2020

Truly showcasing his capabilities at his very best, Ronaldo scored two important goals to bring 10-man Juventus back from behind twice to rescue a crucial point in Rome.

Twice cancelling out the game's other brace from Roma's Jordan Veretout, his memorable man of the match display was on par with his best in the Serie A so far.

Scoring the equaliser on the brink of half time, he cancelled out the Frenchman's penalty with one of his own to draw the sides level at the break. However, Veretout hit back with another goal in the first minute of stoppage time.

The next 45 minutes became much more of a challenge for the Portugal international.

After starting the second half a goal down, Juve were left at more of a disadvantage with the dismissal of Adrien Rabiot. But you should never write off Ronaldo.

Finishing a Danilo cross, he utilised his trademark leap to head the ball past Mirante and seal the draw.

Juventus 3-1 AS Roma

Coppa Italia

January 22, 2020

Ronaldo opened the scoring in Turin as his side ran out 3-1 victors in a Coppa Italia quarterfinal clash with their familiar foes.

The left winger broke the deadlock in the 26th minute with an exceptional left-footed finish, across the keeper, after a dazzling dribble through the Roma players.

Goals from Federico Bernadeschi and Leonardo Bonucci also scored before the break, with only a rare own goal from Gianluigi Buffon going Roma's way in the second half.

By scoring in the Coppa Italia, Juventus' star man extended an individual record that meant he had scored in 15 different club competitions throughout his successful career.

Tip of the fixture

Having re-found their form at the right time, Juventus fans will be hopeful of another league victory for their side.

Paddy Power are offering 17/10 odds for Juventus to be winning at half time and full time.

(Odds correct at time of writing, subject to change).