Ronaldo scored his 22nd goal for club and country this season as Juventus moved up to fourth after defeating Sassuolo in a 3-1 on Sunday evening.
Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the victory on Sunday when he netted his 759th goal for both club and country – a record now only matched by Bican, the Austrian-Czech striker who played between 1931 and 1955.
Aaron Ramsey and Danilo were also on the scoresheet for Juventus as they followed up their 3-1 victory at AC Milan in style.
Andrea Pirlo’s side currently sits in fourth in Serie A, just a point behind Roma which has played a match more. However, Pirlo wasn’t happy after a 10-man squad was able to equalise with Juventus though they were later able to seal the win.
Sassuolo, which has been one of European football’s most favoured teams for this season, found themselves down to 10 men in first-half stoppage time when former West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang took down Federico Chiesa.
Danilo was able to put Juventus ahead five minutes after the restart, hitting a 30-yard goal into the bottom right-hand corner of Andrea Consigli’s goal, with no chance of the keeper stopping it.
Eight minutes later, despite having more men on the field, the hosts couldn’t stop Sassuolo’s strike after Gregoire Defrel pushed Hamed Traore’s pass between Juventus centre backs Merih Demiral and Leonardo Bonucci, and later offering a right-foot finish to beat Wojciech Szczesny.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 92nd-minute goal wrapped things up for the hosts at the Allianz Stadium
All hopes were set on Roberto De Zerbi’s men, as it seemed like they were ready to change the odds once again after Chiesa struck a post, but Aaron Ramsey came to his side’s rescue, turning in Gianluca Frabotta’s cross to move his team within a point of third-placed Roma having played a game fewer than Paulo Fonseca’s men.
It was moments later, during stoppage time that Ronaldo delivered the blow they needed to take the win charging into the penalty area and sliding one past Consigli as he made even more history for his career.
The Portuguese star will be desperate to become football’s outright top goalscorer when Juventus host Genoa on Wednesday night in the Coppa Italia.
Aaron Ramsey and Cristiano Ronaldo were both able to save the day as they struck late goals in the game that saw Juventus defeat a 10-man Sassuolo to remain worthy contenders in the Serie A title race.
Source: Daily Mail
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