Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick at Cagliari has opened up a lead in the Serie A top-scorers chart as he bids to win the Capocannoniere for the first time since he arrived in the Italian league.
Having finished fourth in his debut season and runner-up the following campaign, the Portuguese is edging closer to becoming the Italian goal king in his third season with Juventus.
The 36-year-old forward scored his first hat-trick of the season in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Cagliari to increase his tally to 23 goals in as many Serie A games. After the weekend’s matchday, Ronaldo now holds a four-goal lead over Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku in the Serie A top-scorers chart.
While Atlanta forward Luis Muriel, who has scored in five of his last seven games, completes the top-three on 16 goals.
Where Is Juventus In The Serie A Standing
With the win over Cagliari inspired by Ronaldo yesterday, Juventus now move just one point behind second-placed AC Milan in the league table, with a game to play.
Although Juve, who are third-placed are still 10 points away from the table leaders Inter Milan as their hopes of winning a 10th consecutive Serie A title leave them with a mountain to climb.