Cristiano Ronaldo is 'in decline' and Romelu Lukaku is 'indisputably' better, claims Juventus legend Roberto Boninsegna
ROMELU LUKAKU is ‘indisputably’ better than Cristiano Ronaldo.
That’s according to Italy icon Roberto Boninsegna, who has stoked the flames ahead of Inter Milan’s crunch clash with Juventus on Sunday.
Inter are just three points behind Serie A leaders AC Milan, with Juventus seven off the pace with a game spare.
Antonio Conte will be hoping to get one over former player Andrea Pirlo when the two sides collide at the San Siro tomorrow.
And the game could be decided by either side’s leading striker.
Inter star Lukaku, 27, has 12 goals in 16 league games this term and fired home 23 strikes last season.
Meanwhile, legendary hitman Ronaldo has 15 goals in just 13 Serie A matches for Juventus, and 19 in 18 games across all competitions.
But Boninsegna reckons Lukaku is the more decisive player.
And he adds that while the Belgian is only getting better, veteran Ronaldo is heading in just one direction.
Boninsegna, 77, scored 113 goals in 197 league games for Inter and also netted 22 times in 58 appearances for Juventus.
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He won one Serie A with Inter in 1971 before scooping two with Juventus in 1977 and 1978.
The 22-time Italy international told Tutto Juve: “The only Inter player who made things difficult for the Fiorentina defence was Lukaku, who had just returned.
“[They are a] Beautiful duo, Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo. I think Lukaku is a more decisive player, it’s indisuputable.
“Cristiano Ronaldo was a great player but I think he’s declining a little bit.
“How will the derby finish? My heart hopes that Inter win.
“When I played for Inter at San Siro against Juventus there were always lots of Juve fans who came from Brianza to watch the match and it felt like an away game.”
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