Figo: Ronaldo can deliver Champions League success for Juve

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"When Ronaldo arrived, I wrote to Pjanic in our chatroom: "Sorry Mire, but I think you won't be taking many free kicks this year".

"Douglas Costa had a muscle problem, (Miralem) Pjanic was starting to feel a bit exhausted and (Blaise) Matuidi sustained a knock", he said.

After their win on English soil, Mourinho heaped praise on both players, saying: "Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, they could go to Harvard University to give classes about how to be a central defender".

Cagliari enters Saturday's match 3-3-4 on the season.

'Cagliari are a very fast team and above all they have Pavoletti who is very strong in the air.

The Brazilian has been in stellar form this season with PSG and is likely to be battling it out with Messi and Ronaldo for the Champions League and Ballon d'Or.

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Massimiliano Allegri's side have now won 10 and drawn one of their 11 league games so far as they seek an eighth successive Serie A title.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Cagliari's last 6away games.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored some pretty spectacular free-kicks throughout his career.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who hit the post on the stroke of half-time, laid the third on a plate for Juan Cuadrado with three minutes left after Cagliari were exposed on the counter-attack. The Portuguese worldwide most notably helped his team secured all three points by scoring a second-half brace against Empoli in their last game.

Speaking to Sky Sports (via Calciomercato), the Bianconeri boss said: "Even in Madrid he was a leader, he is an extraordinary player, even when he does not score goals he sets others up like he did for Cuadrado in decisive moments, goals or puts the ball right".

"Everything is okay, I will make sure to be ready for the next game", he said. However, with Cristiano Ronaldo back in full flow which is coupled with a home advantage, we can expect Juventus to secure a narrow win over the Sardinians this weekend.

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