Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half double allowed Juventus to climb to second in the Serie A standings with a 2-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a first-half double to help Juventus return to winning ways with a routine 2-0 victory over Cagliari in their Serie A clash at the Allianz Stadium.
After a relatively quiet international break for Ronaldo, with one goal in three games for Portugal, he scored in the 38th minute in Turin, finding the net for the fifth successive league match.
4 minutes later Ronaldo brilliantly struck at the far post to double his side’s advantage, taking him to eight league goals for the season, from just four starts.
Andrea Pirlo’s side were unable to add to their tally but Ronaldo’s brace was enough as they moved into second place, albeit having played a game more than the majority of the teams around them.
The win enabled Andrea Pirlo’s unbeaten side to close the gap to leaders AC Milan to one point, with Milan playing at Napoli on Sunday. Cagliari stayed 11th.