“There is the great desire to revenge the tears happened at the end of last April. On that night, Mauro Icardi left the pitch in tears at the end of Inter-Juventus. He was dominant, scoring his 8th goal against the Bianconeri but the Spalletti decided to take him out in the 85th minute and that match was completely overturned by Higuain.”
Seven months later, Icardi is ready to take on Juventus again but this time it is going to be at the Allianz Stadium, against Ronaldo, not Higuain. Icardi started the year very “dry” but then all of the sudden he cannot stop scoring. The number 9 of Inter has reached 118 goals in 198 total matches for the Nerazzurri, exactly twice the numbers of Ronaldo, Il Fenomeno, who scored 59 goals in 99 appearances at Inter. In 11 league games this season, Maurito has 8 goals and 2 assists, just behind top goalscorers in CR7 and Piatek.
At the beginning of September, Wanda Nara threw down the gauntlet: “Mauro will score more goals than Cristiano.” For the moment, the Juventino has a lot more touches in the box as well as shots attempted but Icardi is right there for his number of goals and has a better conversion rate (27% to just 10% for Ronaldo). That numbers will be affected on Friday evening. Never has there been a face-to-face between the Portuguese and Argentinian.