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Cristiano Ronald goes level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 8 Serie A goals as Juventus beat Cagliari

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Cristiano Ronaldo continued his scoring streak with another two goals as Juventus won 2-0 against Cagliari to move second in Serie A on Saturday.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cristiano Ronaldo netted a first-half brace for Juventus in their 2-0 win
  • Ronaldo is now tied with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 8 goals at the top of Capocannoniere race
  • Ronaldo has now scored 60 Serie A goals since joining Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo was on target once against for Juventus as they outclassed Cagliari 2-0 on Saturday to move up to second place on the Serie A table. Ronaldo is now level on 8 goals in the league with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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With Juventus struggling to get going in Turin and wasting several chances, Ronaldo netted a trademark opener, firing into the bottom corner after skipping inside twice.

Not finished, the Portuguese added a brilliant second four minutes later, showing great athleticism with the ball seemingly heading behind him to flick home a fine finish.

Juventus moved a point below league leader AC Milan, which visits Napoli on Sunday. Third-place Sassuolo is a point further back ahead of its match against Hellas Verona.

“When you have a champion like Ronaldo you can achieve any result, he is an example for everyone and he only has to continue like this.

“We have to keep our young man like this. He gave me great availability in training, in games, for anything. His goals and goals. His talents are not natural, we are lucky that he plays at Juventus.

“It was important for our growth to have a match like this. We played well from the first minute and dominated the match,” Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said.

IMMOBILE RETURNS

Ciro Immobile marked his recovery from the coronavirus with a goal to send Lazio on its way to victory at last-place Crotone.

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Joaquín Correa scored the second for seventh-place Lazio. Crotone remained bottom with just two points from its opening eight matches.

Meanwhile, Atalanta and Spezia both struggled in a match of few chances.

Spezia had won only one of its last five matches but almost took a surprise lead within the first two minutes when Diego Farias’ curled effort smacked off the far post.

Atalanta also hit the woodwork at the end of the first half through Duvan Zapata.

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