Troost-Ekong Exposed By Ronaldo, Mandzukic

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Udinese of Italy defender, William Troost-Ekong was gravely exposed at the weekend by Juventus stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic, such that the Nigerian star ended up with low ratings from their Serie A clash.

Despite having put up credible outings in previous matches since making the switch from Bursaspor of Turkey to Udine, footballlive.ng can report that Troost-Ekong came low on Saturday, as he was to blame for both goals scored by Juve against his side.

Although he did get to play all 90 minutes of the game in Udine, Troost-Ekong struggled in his team’s 2-0 loss at Dacia Arena, as he fell short in all duels with Ronaldo and was close to scoring an own goal.

Troost-Ekong was culpable for the first goal scored by Rodrigo Bentancur before Ronaldo also struck to double Juve’s lead in the 37th minute, while Mandzukic also posed a huge threat to the Super Eagles stopper.

The Holland-born defender ended up as the least ranked Udinese player, with five, and a technical verdict on his performance read: ”Bad on Juventus’ first goal, bad on Mandzukic and Ronaldo’s cuts. He read the key situations too late.”

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