Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, including a staggering 25-yard goal to give his team a victory to maintain their winning form in the Serie A after a 2-1 win over Empoli at the Stadio Carlo Castellani stadium on Saturday. Also Read - Juventus Star Cristiano Ronaldo Agrees For Massive Pay Cut Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Report
Defending champions Juventus made a comeback after going a goal down at the early stages of the match as Empoli opened the scoring in the 28th minute. The goal was scored by Francesco Caputo, whose curling effort found the back of the net after an impressive assist made by Afriyie Acquah. Also Read - Coronavirus: Messi Donates One Million Euros, Ronaldo And Agent to Fund Three ICUs
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Massimiliano Allegri found their way back in the match after an inspiring performance by new signing Cristiano Ronaldo, who first scored from the penalty spot and then added a second with a stunning strike as Juventus won their ninth match of the on-going Serie A season.
Speaking to Sky Sports Italia after the match Ronaldo said, “It was a very complicated game. We knew it would be difficult, especially after a Champions League tie and we were a bit tired.”
“We stayed in the game, increased our possession, created more chances after the break and in the end deserved the victory.
“I don’t remember the goal very well, I’ll have to watch it again! It all happened very quickly, but I felt confident and I went for the goal,” he added.
Empoli’s goalkeeper was on top form throughout the match, making crucial saves to keep the efforts of Alex Sandro and Miralem Pjanic at bay, however, there was nothing much he could have done to save that Ronaldo goal.
Juventus defeated Manchester United earlier in midweek as Dybala’s only goal was enough to see the Italian champions through on Ronaldo’s Old Trafford return. The Allegri led team are now among the best performing clubs in Europe in the 2018-19 campaign and with a seven-point lead in the league, the club are also strong favourites to win the Champions League.