Ronaldo scores twice as Juve edge Crotone

Cristiano Ronaldo regained his supremacy on the top of the Serie A scoring standings.

Ronaldo moved on top after netting twice for Juventus against Crotone on Monday night.

The 36-year-old superstar leapfrogged Romelu Lukaku after his brace for Juve in their 3-0 home win.

Ronaldo on target

It took just 38 minutes for Ronaldo to get on the scoresheet as he headed the Italian champions in front.

And Ronaldo quickly netted again with a second header in first-half injury time.

But the Portuguese superstar also missed an open goal as he spurned the chance to complete his hat-trick.

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Ronaldo’s double saw him overtake Lukaku with 18 league goals this season.

Juventus 3-0 Crotone: Cristiano Ronaldo scores two headers in Serie A win -  BBC Sport

This came after Lukaku scored a stunning solo effort in Inter Milan’s derby win over AC Milan.

Juventus added a third goal against Crotone with an effort from Weston McKennie midway through the second half.

It was a much-needed response from Juve after their defeat to Porto in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

The win moves them up to third in the table but still eight points behind Inter with a game in hand.

Juve face a huge challenge to overhaul leaders Inter Milan and defend their Serie A title.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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