/Ronaldo double gives Juve victory

Ronaldo double gives Juve victory

Cristiano Ronaldo scores
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in each of his five league appearances for Juventus this season

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in four minutes as Serie A champions Juventus beat Cagliari and climbed to second in the table.

Ronaldo found the net in the 38th and 42nd minutes to lift Juve from eighth place, putting them a point behind leaders Milan, who have a game in hand.

The Portuguese draws level with Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic on eight goals at the top of the Serie A scorers’ list.

Milan travel to fourth-placed Napoli on Sunday.

Juve have played a game more than all of the rest of the top five, so their occupation of second may only be temporary.

With four wins and four draws, they remain unbeaten in the league this season, alongside Milan and third-placed Sassuolo.

That includes a 3-0 over Napoli, a result that was awarded when Napoli failed to fulfil a fixture in October.



  • 77Buffon
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 28Demiral
  • 4de Ligt
  • 13DaniloBooked at 53minsSubstituted forLobo Silvaat 86′minutes
  • 44KulusevskiSubstituted forChiesaat 86′minutes
  • 5ArthurBooked at 54minsSubstituted forBentancurat 85′minutes
  • 25RabiotBooked at 33minsSubstituted forMcKennieat 69′minutes
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 9MorataSubstituted forDybalaat 69′minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo


  • 1Szczesny
  • 10Dybala
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 14McKennie
  • 22Chiesa
  • 30Bentancur
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 36Di Pardo
  • 38Frabotta
  • 39Portanova
  • 40Vrioni


  • 28Cragno
  • 19Pisacane
  • 15KlavanSubstituted forCarboniat 70′minutes
  • 40Walukiewicz
  • 25Zappa
  • 6Rog
  • 8MarinSubstituted forCaligaraat 71′minutes
  • 3TripaldelliBooked at 35minsSubstituted forSottilat 45′minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 37OunasSubstituted forOlivaat 81′minutes
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos Galvão
  • 9SimeoneSubstituted forPavolettiat 81′minutes


  • 1Aresti
  • 12Caligara
  • 17Tramoni
  • 20Pereiro
  • 21Oliva
  • 27Cerri
  • 30Pavoletti
  • 31Vicario
  • 33Sottil
  • 44Carboni

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  1. Match ends, Juventus 2, Cagliari 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Cagliari 0.

  3. Attempt saved. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

  4. Foul by Weston McKennie (Juventus).

  5. Riccardo Sottil (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Attempt blocked. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo with a cross.

  7. Foul by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

  8. Riccardo Sottil (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi.

  10. Substitution, Juventus. Alex Sandro replaces Danilo.

  11. Substitution, Juventus. Federico Chiesa replaces Dejan Kulusevski.

  12. Substitution, Juventus. Rodrigo Bentancur replaces Arthur.

  13. Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Sebastian Walukiewicz.

  14. Attempt missed. Weston McKennie (Juventus) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi with a cross following a corner.

  15. Substitution, Cagliari. Christian Oliva replaces Adam Ounas.

  16. Substitution, Cagliari. Leonardo Pavoletti replaces Giovanni Simeone.

  17. Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Gabriele Zappa.

  18. Foul by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

  19. Riccardo Sottil (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Attempt blocked. Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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