Cristiano Ronaldo’s record and previous form against Sampdoria

It's another weekend in Serie A and Juventus are hoping to keep up the pressure in search of their 10th consecutive title. Sampdoria are up next, here's Cristiano Ronaldo's record against them...

Cristiano Ronaldo has a great chance to extend his dominance atop Serie A's goal scoring table tomorrow night against a Sampdoria side he knows all too well - and we've analysed his best performances against them.

Juventus continued their hot run of form on Wednesday night- dispatching SPAL 4-0 in the Coppa Italia to set up a highly anticipated semifinal showdown with high-flying Inter Milan.

Until the crucial cup clash however, Andrea Pirlo's side will refocus on the matter at hand, as they aim to continue closing the seven-point gap between them and league leaders, AC Milan.

Next up for the giants of Turin is a home tie against Claudio Ranieri's Sampdoria, in what could be their fifth win in six games.

Fresh from a well-deserved rest in the cup on Wednesday, a rejuvenated Cristiano Ronaldo will be hungry to get amongst the goals yet again.

After carrying his side to glory in the Supercoppa Italiana and assisting Arthur in the 2-0 victory over Bologna, the fascinating forward is likely to improve on his exceptional return of 15 league goals so far.

The statistics certainly reinforce this.

Stat Attack

Ronaldo has perfect records against I Blucerchiati in both winning and scoring, with five goals to his name in four appearances against Ranieri's side.

Having won the last two meetings between the sides without conceding, Juventus have the chance to keep three clean sheets in a row against their opponents for the first time since 1977.

Defying gravity and physics entirely, Ronaldo recorded an incredible jump of 2.56 metres when scoring the winner for the Turin giants, as the two sides played out an entertaining 2-1 encounter last season.

Cristiano is yet to record an assist against Sampdoria in his career so far, but after providing for Arthur in their last league clash against Bologna, he'll be eager to provide once more.

Juventus have hit the woodwork 14 times this season - more than any club, they'll be hoping to be more clinical tomorrow night.

Let's take a look at Ronaldo's previous four games against his opponents in greater detail.

READ MORE: A detailed look at Paul Pogba's record and displays versus Arsenal

Four of the best

Juventus 2-0 Sampdoria

Serie A

July 26, 2020

In the game that secured Juventus their ninth successive title, Ronaldo and Bernadeschi were on hand to score as the Turin outfit secured a record-breaking 36th Serie A trophy.

Undeterred by the absence of their adoring fans, Maurizio Sarri's team took the lead on the stroke of half time - a well-worked free kick routine from Miralem Pjanic fell into the path of their notorious number-seven, who finished in style from 20 yards.

Federico Bernadeschi rounded off a scintillating counter-attack to double the lead and mark another glorious occasion for the kings of Italian football.

The trophy was the 30th major honor of Ronaldo's career and his fourth for Juventus.

Sampdoria 1-2 Juventus

Serie A

December 18, 2019

Undoubtedly his most memorable moment against the Sampdorians, Ronaldo scored the aforementioned 'super header' on the brink of half time to win this game for the Old Lady.

Juve's first goal of the game wasn't half bad either - Paolo Dybala put the visitors in front with a spectacular first-time volley from the edge of the box.

Gianluca Caprari gave the hosts a foothold in the game as they exposed a frail defensive set up from the reigning champions to draw level - but it was a moment of sheer brilliance 10 minutes later that decided the tie.

Anticipating a testing cross from Alex Sandro, Ronaldo attacked the ball with a goliath-like jump at the back post to score the second and stun the world.

His unbelievable recorded height of 8-foot-5 was a leap that any NBA player would be proud of. Undeniable greatness.

Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria

Serie A

December 29, 2018

A heroic brace from Juve's sensational striker secured all three points at the Allianz Stadium as they broke their own record for most points at a season's halfway mark (53) and remained unbeaten.

Following a dangerous cross-field ball from Dybala, Ronaldo controlled the ball and hammered home from eighteen yards on his favoured right foot to commence proceedings.

When 35-year-old Fabio Quagliarella equalised for Sampdoria from the penalty spot, it was down to CR7 to decide the game once more.

Fighting fire with fire, Ronaldo scored the winner with a penalty of his own, outwitting the keeper with a thunderous strike into the right-hand side of the goal.

Sampdoria's spirits were crushed when their last minute equaliser was ruled out for VAR as the hosts held on to all three points.

Juventus 3-0 Sampdoria

Serie A

September 20, 2020

Juventus began this season's campaign convincingly as they romped to victory in Andrea Pirlo's first competitive game as manager on the opening day. - the fifth time in a row they have achieved this feat.

Debut delight for Swedish winger Dejan Kulsevski, a rare finish from Leonardo Bonucci and a routine goal for Ronaldo rounded off a comfortable start to the team's hunt for a 37th Serie A trophy.

The prolific Portugese playmaker came agonisingly close to an earlier goal in the first half, his left footed strike beat Audero but was unluckily denied by the crossbar.

Never one to be left out on the goalscoring front, Ronaldo's patience paid off when he grabbed the third just two minutes from normal time - firing the ball across the keeper after a precise pass from Aaron Ramsey.

Tip of the match

Juventus will be determined to continue their impressive run of form and Paddy Power are offering 3/1 on a victory for the Turin side and Ronaldo to score two or more goals.

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

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