After a week of heavy criticism for being unable to save his side from a disappointing European elimination, Cristiano Ronaldo responded with a ‘perfect’ first-half hat-trick.
The Portuguese put Juventus 3-0 up against a Cagliari side by scoring a ‘perfect’ first-half hat-trick.
Cristiano fired a powerful header, rising the highest to get his head on Juan Cuadrado’s cross, to open the scoring inside the first ten minutes.
With 25 minutes on the clock, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner doubled his side’s advantage from the penalty spot. Ronaldo blasted the ball from 12 yards out into the net after being brought down by goalkeeper Alessio Cragno.
The 36-year-old forward had something special for his third goal as he, after being played out by Federico Chiesa from the left side, cut inside and sent a flying left-footed effort goalwards into the top left corner of the net.
Now the talisman has scored 23 league goals in as many games so far this season for Juventus, which accounts for over 40 percent of the club’s total goals in Serie A.