Ronaldo Two Goals against Sampdoria helps Juventus Sets Another Stunning Records
Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo helps the Italian giant Juventus Sets a great records again when they Overcome Sampdoria recently thanks to the two goals coming from Ronaldo.
Of course, interestingly, Juve Starman Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace as Italian champions Juventus finished 2018 on a high with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria giving the Italian champions a new record of 53 points before the winter break.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo curled in the opener after just two minutes in Turin adding a second from the penalty spot after 66 minutes,
Then Obviously, putting the Portuguese top of Serie A’s scoring charts with 14 goals.
However, Fabio Quagliarella pulled Sampdoria level with a penalty after 33 minutes
And with the visitors having a late Riccardo Saponara goal ruled offside after consultation with the video assistant referee.
The seven-time reigning champions also have a record number of points before the three-week winter break with 53 from 19 games.
According to Ronaldo, “The team is doing very well, we had an excellent first half to the season, now we have to keep working to ensure we keep this form in the second half of the season,”
Audero denied Dybala before the break with Mario Mandzukic missing a chance to finish off a Ronaldo cross.
The Sampdoria goalkeeper again deflected over a Ronaldo header on the hour but the hosts went ahead when the referee awarded a penalty for an Alex Ferrari handball off a corner after a VAR viewing.
Substitute Saponara looked to have grabbed a point in injury time but VAR ruled he was in an offside position and the goal was disallowed as Sampdoria stay fifth two points behind Lazio who occupy the final Champions League spot
“I like VAR, because these are difficult decisions for a referee and we should welcome anything that makes his job easier.”
Ronaldo had come off the bench to score in Bergamo but returned to the starting line along with Miralem Pjanic.
Presently, it’s pretty interesting seeing Juventus open up a 12-point lead at the top of Serie A ahead of Napoli who can reduce the gap when they host Bologna later on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the defending & reigning champions Juventus have dropped points just twice this season
And of course, being held by Genoa at home and 2-2 against Atalanta midweek, and are firmly on track for an eighth consecutive Scudetto.