“El Rey Leon” roared three times in November, a run of deadly performances in front of goal that has seen him voted Player of the Month by Juventus Members.
Votes came flooding in for Fernando Llorente, who has pipped Paul Pogba and Andrea Pirlo to the post for the November award after demonstrating his status as a complete forward in some memorable outings.
Real Madrid, Napoli and Livorno all discovered his eye for goal the hard way as they found themselves on the receiving end of strikes from Juve’s summer arrival.
All three goals were pivotal: a trademark header against Los Blancos at Juventus Stadium snatched a point for the hosts, his opener against Napoli paved the way for a famous 3-0 win and his wonderful volley against Livorno broke the deadlock in real style.
But it’s not just getting his name on the scoresheet that has impressed the fans this month: the 28-year-old has created countless chances with his intelligent link-up play, and his constant determination to give his all and chase balls down shows that he is now fully in tune with Antonio Conte’s ethos.
The Spaniard will be presented with his award pitchside at Juventus Stadium on Sunday before the Bianconeri kick off against Sassuolo. Handing over the prize will be a lucky Premium Member who has voted for the man of the match and given each player a score rating after every game.