Evergreen Ronaldo scores as Juventus go third in Serie A | The Guardian Nigeria News


Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates after Roma’s Brazilian defender Roger Ibanez (Bottom) scored an own goal during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs AS Roma on February 6, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Isabella BONOTTO / AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the day after turning 36 as Juventus overtook rivals Roma to go third in Serie A on Saturday with a 2-0 win over the capital side.

Juventus move five points behind leaders Inter Milan, who beat Fiorentina 2-0 on Friday, with AC Milan in second place one-point off top spot before hosting struggling Crotone on Sunday.

Ronaldo put Juventus ahead after 13 minutes with his 16th goal this campaign, to extend his lead as the Serie A top scorer ahead of Inter’s Romelu Lukaku.

The Portuguese striker, the author of a double in the Italian Cup in midweek against Inter, missed other chances but was denied by the crossbar on 23 minutes and Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez seven minutes…

Source: Guardian Newspaper