(EFE) – The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo left his three-game scoring drought behind this Sunday and scored a momentous double in the 83rd and 90th minutes to avoid a Juventus setback in the Udinese field and give him a 2-1 victory.
A goal by Argentine Nahuel Molina at ten minutes, after a serious defensive distraction by Juventus, left the Turin team against the ropes, which was rescued in the last minutes by a Cristiano who, until that moment, had played a gray match, as that of his companions.
Those of Andrea Pirlo placed third in the table, tied with Atalanta, second, and Milan, fourth, while Napoli, fifth, is two points away, with four days remaining.
Everything changed for Juventus in the 83rd minute, when Argentine Rodrigo de Paul, until then one of the best in his team, deflected a direct free kick by Cristiano with one arm and the referee whistled a penalty.
CR7 did not tremble from eleven meters, crossed the shot and beat goalkeeper Simone Scuffet, replacing the sanctioned Argentine Juan Musso, to go 1-1 on the scoreboard.
Juventus pressed with everything and at 90 ‘, a center from French Adrien Rabiot, was used again by Cristiano to score the final 2-1 goal with a header.
The entire squad ran to embrace the Portuguese, who broke his scoring drought and signed a decisive double to prevent his team from sinking in Udine.
He has 27 goals in Serie A, of which he is the top scorer, and Juventus’ options to qualify for the next Champions League will go through Cristiano’s conquests.
Starting next matchday, Juventus will host Milan in a direct high-voltage clash for qualification.