Ronaldo scores 2 as Juventus beats Udinese 3-1 in Serie A

A man invades the pitch and runs to hug Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League Group D soccer match against Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany. (AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo is back to his imperious best.

The Juventus forward scored twice on Sunday to help the Bianconeri to a 3-1 win over Udinese in Serie A. Leonardo Bonucci scored the other goal.

Ronaldo also hit the post late on.

It was the fourth successive match Ronaldo has scored in, with the Portugal international having a fantastic month after not scoring in all of November.

Juventus moved back to top of the table, level on points with Inter Milan after a late goal saw the Nerazzurri held to a 1-1 draw at Fiorentina.

Juventus is above Inter on goal difference although head-to-head is the first tiebreaker at the end of the season.

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri started Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Ronaldo.

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.

Despite a number of chances it took Juventus until the 37th minute to double its tally when Ronaldo drove home Higuain’s through-ball.

Bonucci headed in the third on the stroke of halftime.

Udinese scored a stoppage-time consolation through Ignacio Pussetto.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01
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