Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and scored another to put Juventus back on track for victory with a 4-1 home victory in Udinese on Sunday, advancing to fifth place in the Italian Serie A.
Ronaldo opened the scoring after a pass from Aaron Ramsey in the 31st minute, sending a detailed pass to teammate Federico Cisa in the second half to extend the homeowner’s lead to four minutes.
The video assistant referee was used more than once, first, when he asked the referee to reconsider the exact nature of a goal for Udinese before it was canceled due to a handball, and then Ramsay faced the same fate.
Ronaldo won in the 70th minute, raising his tally to 14 goals in the league this season, two goals ahead of his closest rivals.
Marvin Ziegler reduced the team’s lead to stop time.
Juventus had time to add a fourth goal to keep Andrea Pirlo’s side ten minutes from leaders Milan.
Udinese have moved up to 13th and have not won their last four matches.
Juventus seemed to be trailing by a goal from Rodrigo de Paul when they tried to concede a 3-0 defeat to Fiorentina in the final game before the winter break.
The Udinese players celebrated their progress, but the video referee asked the referee to reconsider the game before the goal was canceled due to Dipol’s handball.
Ronaldo drew attention with an amazing touch on the net in the first half before scoring the second goal and strengthened Juventus’ lead with the third goal.
Welsh Ramsey thought he had scored for the first time in the league this season, but the referee canceled the goal citing a handball.
Typhoon’s third goal of the season was scored twice in the Udinese law and ended with a spectacular result that had many dangerous chances.
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