Despite not scoring or assisting in Juve’s Coppa Italia Round of 16 tie against Genoa, Ronaldo fooled 4 Genoa players in the build-up to his team’s winning goal to take them to the next round of the competition.
The Bianconeri made it to the quarter finals in the Coppa Italia after managing a 3-2 victory at the Allianz Stadium over Genoa. Youngster Hamza Rafia stole the headlines as he proved to be the match-winner after coming on in extra-time.
Rafia, 21, was decisive on his Juventus debut as he scored his first goal for the club to book their place in the next round of the competition. Although the youngster is to be praised for his brilliant goal and his quick impact on the game, his goal probably won’t have come without Cristiano Ronaldo’s masterclass.
Cristiano was named on the bench prior to the game but was brought on at the 88-minute mark as the Old Lady desperately searched for a late winner with the scoreline still level and leading to extra time and a possible penalty shootout. And then, it didn’t take long for the 35-year-old to make an impact.
After receiving the ball in a crowded space on the edge of the area, Cristiano Ronaldo fooled 4 Genoa players with some smart dribbling and body fakes. He took out the four defenders with tidy ball rolls and a brilliant fake shot before slipping the ball to Alvaro Morata who then sent it into the danger area before Rafia smashed home the winner.
Watch how Cristiano Ronaldo fooled 4 Genoa players to lead Juve’s attack that ended in the winning goal here!