Ex-Manchester United man equalling Diego Costa this season

Tevez Argentina

Carlos Tevez seems to have put his bad boy days behind him and his scoring record this season is equal to Diego Costa's at Chelsea.

Serie A seems to agree with Carlos Tevez, who has been a transformed man since joining Juventus and boasts an impressive scoring record.

The Argentine international was a renowned troublemaker at Manchester City but since leaving Manchester United for Juventus he has been a model professional.

And the goals keep coming for the Apache, even if a place in the Argentina squad doesn't seem to be forthcoming.

With eight goals in seven games, Tevez is equal with Chelsea's Diego Costa and Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic but still behind the phenomenal Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tevez is scoring a goal every 77 minutes including Champions League action and he looks a completely different man from the Tevez who refused to come on as a substitute for Manchester City against Bayern Munich.

Last season, Tevez managed a very good 19 goals in a dangerous partnership with Fernando Llorente, but he is poised to go beyond that this time around.

Just as important for Tevez is success in the Champions League, which looks more possible after he ended his drought in that competition with a goal against Malmo - his first in five and a half years. 

Somehow Juventus have managed to tame Tevez's rebellious streak and he may well be enjoying the best years of his career at the age of 30.

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