Ronaldo inspires Juve to conquer Cagliari

2020-11-22 03:35:44 GMT2020-11-22 11:35:44(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

ROME, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- A pair of strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Juventus claim a comfortable home win as the Bianconeri saw off Cagliari 2-0 on Saturday.

Juve dominated from the beginning and Federico Bernardeschi saw his goal disallowed in the 11th minute as Alvaro Morata was offside in the build-up.

The Old Lady broke the deadlock in the 38th minute as Ronaldo cut inside from the left before firing an unstoppable shot.

Ronaldo bagged his brace four minutes later when Merih Demiral nodded an assist for the Portuguese to turn in from close range.

Juve had the chance to score the third in the second half, but Demiral's header cannoned off the woodwork.

Juve temporarily moved to second place with 16 points, one behind AC Milan.

Lazio's striker Ciro Immobile returned to action and proved his value as the Italian international opened his scoring account and set up another for Joaquin Correa, helping the Biancocelesti beat Crotone 2-0.

Elsewhere, Atalanta shared the spoils with newly-promoted Spezia 0-0. Enditem

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