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Ronaldo double saved Juventus from defeat to Udinese

Ronaldo double saved Juventus from defeat to Udinese


Ronaldo double saved Juventus from defeat to Udinese

In the match played on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo scored double to give Juventus the victory against Udinese in Serie-A and saved the team from defeat. Nahuel Molina scored a goal in the 10th minute to put Udinese to lead the game 1-0. In the second half, Juventus received a penalty and Ronaldo scored in the 83rd minute to level the score 1–1. Then six minutes later, he scored a second goal for himself and for the team to give a 2–1 victory. 

Inter broke Juve’s nine-year series of internal supremacy, giving up 13 points to Nerazzurri in Sassuolo after winning 1–1 to Atlanta’s closest rivals, winning their 19th Scudetto, and dropping four games. Antonio Conte’s team needed only one point to win the title, regardless of how they managed a 2–0 win at Crotone and denied Juve their 10th consecutive title. Juve’s victory put them in third place, aiming for a place in the Champions League, but they are equal to 69 points, second-placed Atlanta, and fourth-placed AC Milan.

Juve coach Andrea Pirlo said, “Nine years have passed, we will no longer have a shirt-tied Scudetto, but we will start again with the same desire. We lost points against teams we should have beaten, sometimes naively, we let Inter run away and now we focus on reaching the Champions League.”

“We made life difficult again, but we wanted to be there until the end and that’s the most important thing. I congratulate Inter and their management for a well-deserved title. Now it’s time for us to change – because we want to be champions again.” the coach told Sky Sport Italia.

Andrea Pirlo on losing 10th Serie A title
Andrea Pirlo on losing 10th Serie A title

Juventus saw much of the game in Udine, when Nahuél Molina put Udine ahead in the 10th minute, throwing a quick free-kick by Rodrigo de Paul while the Juventus players were still opposing. Weston McKennie equalized for the visiting team just over half an hour later when he sent a header.

Matthijs de Ligt was shot with a shot, followed by Ronaldo. Paul equalized Ronaldo with a handball penalty from a free-kick, seven minutes after the Portuguese striker finished without an error from the penalty spot.

Four minutes later, he caught the winner when he went out of the house with a cross from Adrien Rabiot, along with relief coach Andrea Pirlo, who competed to join the holiday. Ronaldo brought his Serie A to 27 goals, six points more than Inter’s Romelu Lukaku.

Napoli is two points behind in fifth place after a 1–1 draw against Cagliari, while Lazio is still in the race, five points behind in the top four, with the game in hand after a thrilling 4-3 win over Genoa.

Inter Milan topped the table with 82 points from 34 matches, while second-placed Atlanta has 69 points from the same number of matches. At the same time, Juventus is also in third place with so many points.

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