Top 5 goalscorers for Juventus in 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala
Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala
Sushan Chakraborty

After winning nine Serie A titles on the trot, Juventus finally came up short last season. The Bianconeri were outclassed and outplayed by Inter Milan and saw their bitter rivals take the victory lap at the end of the season.

This season, too, Juventus have struggled to get favorable results. The intention is there for all to see, but the execution has been lacking. Goals have dried up significantly for the Turin giants this season, forcing them to think about alternatives.

Today, we will take a look at five players who managed to break the norm and added a bit of spark to Juventus’ dull attack.

Here are five players who scored the most goals for Juventus in 2021:

#5 Juan Cuadrado - 6 goals

Juventus v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A
Juventus v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A

33-year-old Colombia international Juan Cuadrado is one of the most hardworking players in the Juventus squad. The former Chelsea man can play as a right-midfielder or right-back, impressing equally in both roles. Cuadrado is great with the ball at his feet, loves to swing in crosses into the middle, and is an absolute workhorse.

In the second part of the 2020-21 season, Cuadrado set up 10 goals for Juventus. Cuadrado also scored a brace in Serie A in a 3-2 win over eventual champions Inter Milan in the penultimate game of the season.

30 - Juan Cuadrado has created the most chances for his teammates (30) among all defenders in Serie A this season. Supplier.#SerieA #OptaTopXI

This season, he has focused more on hitting the back of the net himself. Primarily playing as a right-midfielder this term, Cuadrado has scored four Serie A goals already and is gunning for more.

#4 Paulo Dybala - 11 goals

Chelsea FC v Juventus: Group H - UEFA Champions League
Chelsea FC v Juventus: Group H - UEFA Champions League

Paulo Dybala still has all it takes to become one of the best in the business. He has a cracking left-foot, is sharp as a whip, and can contribute with both goals and assists. Unfortunately, injuries have rarely allowed the Argentina international to take flight.

Juventus have always treated Dybala with the utmost care. Almost every manager he has played under has tried to protect him, but none of them has been able to fight Dybala’s fate.

Last season alone, Dybala missed 19 games due to various injuries, and was rarely at his best when declared fit. In the second half of the 2020-21 season, Dybala only scored three goals.

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The Argentine started the 2021-22 campaign in better shape in front of goal, but muscular issues have once again halted his progress. Dybala has eight goals two his name - five in Serie A and three in the Champions League - so far in 17 games.

Dybala has missed seven games due to muscular problems this season.

#3 Federico Chiesa - 15 goals

Chelsea FC v Juventus: Group H - UEFA Champions League
Chelsea FC v Juventus: Group H - UEFA Champions League

Euro 2020 winner Federico Chiesa is one of Juventus’ most valued creative outlets. The Italy international is comfortable on both flanks and has a knack for pitching in with both goals and assists. He is also an excellent dribbler and an expert at holding up the ball until support arrives.

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Chiesa ended the second half of the 2020-21 campaign in the best possible way, netting 12 times for the then Italian champions. The naturally-gifted winger has missed seven Serie A games this season due to injuries.

He has scored once in the league so far and twice more in the Champions League.

#2 Alvaro Morata - 17 goals

Juventus v Genoa CFC - Serie A
Juventus v Genoa CFC - Serie A

Former Real Madrid man Alvaro Morata has become Juventus’ first-choice center-forward in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Spaniard is still not the most prolific forward around, but has been doing his best to find the back of the net for the Bianconeri.

Alvaro Morata has scored 3 goals & provided 1 assist in the last 4 league games.

In the second half of the 2020-21 season, Morata scored seven goals in Serie A, including a decisive brace in a 3-1 win over Lazio.

He scored a couple more goals in the Coppa Italia and another in the Supercoppa Italiana. Morata has bagged seven goals for the Old Lade in all competitions this season.

#1 Cristiano Ronaldo - 20 goals

Udinese Calcio v Juventus - Serie A
Udinese Calcio v Juventus - Serie A

Having spent nine glorious, trophy-laden years at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo decided to seek out a new challenge. He joined Serie A giants Juventus in the summer of 2018, hoping to make a name for himself in another top European league.

As expected, he did not take time to settle in and started scoring for fun in the Italian top-flight. Unfortunately, he could not deliver where he needed to the most - in the UEFA Champions League.

🚨⚽️ | Juventus will finish 2021 with Cristiano Ronaldo as their top scorer with 20 goals - he left in August

Juventus maintained their stranglehold in Serie A, winning the league in 2018-19 and 2019-20. However, cracks were already starting to emerge in Ronaldo’s relationship with the club.

In 2020-21, Ronaldo emerged as the league’s top scorer with 29 goals, but saw Juventus concede their league title to Inter Milan. The return of Massimiliano Allegri ahead of the 2021-22 campaign saw Ronaldo lose interest in the project and hand in his transfer request.

Despite not playing for Juventus in four months, Ronaldo will finish the year as their top scorer with 20 goals. He scored 17 times in Serie A, twice in the Coppa Italia semi-final, and once in the Supercoppa Italiana.

Edited by Samya Majumdar
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