Cristiano Ronaldo got back to the score sheet after a few games without a goal. It happened during the first half of the Coppa Italia game between Inter and Juventus, which saw the Portuguese hit the back of the net twice.
It has been a norm for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to punish teams, including big clubs such as Inter Milan. The Juventus hitman last scored during another big game against Napoli in the Italian Supercoppa. The goal against Napoli made him the world’s highest goalscorer in the history of football. Now again today, Ronaldo has hit the strides after drawing a blank for over ten days.
The referee only needed a few moments to check on VAR for a foul against Juan Cuadrado inside the box, after which he signaled a penalty confirming that Ashley Young did actually fouled the Juve right-wing-back.
Meanwhile, Inter Milan had got ahead on the scoreboard through a fine finish from Lautaro Martinez despite Juve controlling the match from the start. After the referee confirmed the penalty, Cristiano Ronaldo stepped out in his usual way to take the penalty and he didn’t disappoint.
Ronaldo Got A Brace In Coppa Italia Semis Vs Inter
So long as Ronaldo has got into the goalscoring shape, it is absolutely difficult to stop him, especially when the defense leaves their line open for him and makes mistakes. The Portuguese captain was ready to grab the opportunity following an error from an Inter Milan defender, who made the wrong pass to the goalkeeper.
The superstar who turns 36 years old on Friday simply had to push the ball inside with no opposition left to prevent his brace. Ronaldo’s goals were enough to put Juventus past Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia semifinal’s first-leg.
Also, the goals became Cristiano Ronaldo’s 25th goal of the season, marking it the 15th consecutive season he has scored 25 goals or more for both club and country. Legendary!