Juventus 2-0 Cagliari: Ronaldo’s brace puts Juventus back in the winning track

Cristiano Ronaldo-Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice in the first half to ensure three points against Cagliari.

Juventus have returned to winning aways after comprehensively defeating Cagliari 2-0.

The hosts were the better side throughout the game as Federico Bernardeschi nearly scored the opening goal, which was later turned down by VAR.

Cristiano Ronaldo completed his brace in the space of four minutes right before half time to give Juve a two-goal cushion. The second strike was the pick of the lot as the Portuguese brilliantly controlled the volley to put the ball into the nets.

The Bianconeri came close to score their third after Merih Demiral’s header hit the crossbar. Alvaro Morata had a great chance to be on the scoresheet, but he fired his shot wide.

Following the disappointing draw against Lazio, Juventus have come to the fore with a comprehensive win. After today’s brace, Ronaldo has now moved to the top of Serie A’s scoring charts with 10 goals. In addition, he has scored 5 goals in the last three games.

Juve manager Andrea Pirlo has also expressed his thoughts on the win.

“The players may change, but our style of football must remain the same.”

“We did very well to control the game in the first half especially, so we needed a performance like this to boost the confidence and self-belief of the team.

“When you come back from international duty, it’s always tough to focus, but we did well to maintain the right spirit from the very beginning.

“We’ve got many players in the squad who can change the game by going on the counter, although there needs to be a balance, as otherwise we risk getting stretched out.”