The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo decided with a double this Saturday the Juventus duel against Cagliari (2-0) and allowed his team to momentarily place second, one point behind the leader Milan, who plays this Sunday against Napoli.
Cristiano caught up with the Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Milan striker, at the top of the top gunners’ table with eight goals and his Juventus found themselves back with victory after the 1-1 draw against Lazio before the national team break.
A few minutes after Juventus football director Fabio Paratici confirmed that the future of CR7 is in Turin until at least 2022, when his contract expires, the Juventine forward scored two goals between 38 and 42 to unbalance the clash .
He broke the equality with an accurate right-footed shot to the far post and completed his double by picking up a header from Turk Merih Demiral and striking goalkeeper Alessio Cragno a few meters from the goal.
Andrea Pirlo’s team won with authority, pushed in the center of the field by an excellent performance from the Brazilian Arthur Melo, who started alongside the Frenchman Adrien Rabiot, always attentive in defense and efficient in building the game.
Without their defensive leaders Leonardo Bonucci or Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus recovered Dutchman Matthis De Ligt, after his shoulder operation, and lined him up next to Demiral.
The Turin box was placed one point behind the leader Milan, who visits the difficult field of Napoli this Sunday.