Ronaldo double downs Udinese

Ronaldo double downs Udinese

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Juventus as the Bianconeri beat Udinese 3-1 in Serie A at home on Sunday, and the match saw a rather interesting moment take place as well.

The Portugal global struck twice in the first half before Leonardo Bonucci headed in Juve's third on the brink of half-time.

Ronaldo also hit the post late on.

Speaking after the match, Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia: "The most important thing was to win".

"This is how we should play, with confidence. It's not about individual performances, but how we work as a collective".

Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon made his 646th Serie A appearance, one short of Paolo Maldini's all-time record.

It took just nine minutes for Juventus to open the scoring as Dybala chested down Bonucci's pass from his own half and flicked the ball on for Ronaldo to fire into the bottom right corner.

Bonucci headed in the third on the stroke of halftime. Keeping track of the defender marking him and Udinese's backline, Ronaldo made a run forward, meeting a perfectly-placed ball from Gonzalo Higuain and striking it home.

The excellent Buffon was denied a clean sheet at the death when Pussetto prodded in from close range.

Hellas Verona fought back from three goals down to draw 3-3 against Torino.

Ronaldo's double represented another record for the prolific Portuguese but it was not his ability to find the back of the net that made the headlines on Monday morning.

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