Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Juventus’ 4-1 victory over Spezia in the sixth round of the Italian League, Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo left an immediate imprint after returning to the stadiums after contracting Covid-19, scoring a goal three minutes after participating as a substitute before adding another goal from the penalty kick to lead Juventus, holders of the Italian Serie A, to a 4-1 win over Spezia, Sunday.
Juventus, who were tied 1-1 when the 35-year-old Ronaldo came in, scored three times in 20 minutes after the Portuguese striker fell on the pitch to advance to second place in the standings.
Alvaro Morata and Adrien Rabiot also scored to replace Andrea Pirlo’s team, tying them in their last three league matches, results that do not include being considered a 3-0 win over Napoli after the withdrawal of their opponent.
Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said, “We created many chances in the first half and it was a pity that we were tied after all these opportunities, we have to be more decisive. Then Cristiano participated and did his mission.”
“The team is still under construction, we have finished 60 to 70 percent of the work,” he added.
Morata scored three goals for offside during Juventus’ 2-0 defeat at Barcelona in the Champions League last Wednesday, but the Spanish striker put his team ahead in the 14th minute when he turned Weston McKinney’s cross into the net and this time the VAR decision came in his favor.
The assistant referee raised his flag at the beginning, indicating that there was offside, but the goal was counted after reviewing the video assistant referee.
Another goal by Morata was canceled due to offside before Spezia equalized by Tommaso Bobega with a shot that changed direction in the 32nd minute.
Spezia, who is participating for the first time in the Italian league, started the second half strongly but everything changed after the participation of Ronaldo.
Directly after Ronaldo participated, Morata passed the ball to the Portuguese striker, who suddenly increased his speed to bypass his marker before placing the ball in the net of goalkeeper Evan Providel.
After another eight minutes passed, Rabiot sprinted from the left, dodging a Spezia defender, then shot in the near corner, adding the third goal.
Federico Chiesa left alone on the left wing, was blocked by Paulo Bartolome, and Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot in a Panenka fashion, scoring his fifth league goal this season.