Udayavni Special

Ronaldo returns to score 750th goal, Juventus beats Dynamo


PTI, Dec 3, 2020, 9:35 AM IST

Turin (Italy): Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal to help Juventus beat Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 and leave his team with a chance of securing top spot in its Champions League group.

Ronaldo scored Juve”s second goal and also hit the bar after Federico Chiesa opened the scoring in the first half. Álvaro Morata completed the scoring in a game that saw Stéphanie Frappart became the first female referee to officiate a men”s Champions League match.

Juventus remained second in Group G, three points behind Barcelona after the Catalan club won 3-0 at Ferencváros. Both clubs had already sealed qualification to the round of 16 but a win for Juventus at Barcelona in the final round next week could see the Bianconeri snatch top spot.

The result and performance will ease some of the pressure on Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo. The 41-year-old former Juventus player is a few months into his first coaching job and has come in for criticism after several disappointing displays from his team.

“I”m young and I know I have to improve like my players, but I”ll go ahead with my work,” Pirlo said.

“I feel ready for the match at Barcelona, those were the easiest games to play in and I think they will be the same as a coach. Certain matches change your season in terms of confidence, we”re going there to win.”

Juventus had rested Ronaldo this past weekend and was held to a disappointing draw at Benevento in Serie A but made a big impact on his return. Juventus broke the deadlock in the 21st minute when Chiesa rose high at the far post to head in Alex Sandro”s cross from the left.

Alex Sandro created another great opportunity 10 minutes later, weaving past two defenders before setting up Ronaldo, but his effort cannoned off the crossbar.

Juventus almost conceded at the end of the first half as goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny had to come flying off his line to deny Viktor Tsyhankov.

Ronaldo did get on the scoresheet in the 57th for his 750th goal for club and country — and one of the easiest. Chiesa raced down the right flank and whipped in a cross which the goalkeeper pushed onto Morata”s leg before the ball bounced toward Ronaldo, who was left with the simplest of tap-ins at the far post.

Chiesa was also involved in Juve”s third goal as he burst into the box and picked out Morata, who coolly slotted it into the bottom right corner.

It was Morata”s sixth goal in the competition this season.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Shilpa Shetty trolled for confusing Hindi words for Republic Day and Independence Day

Govt orders internet shutdown in areas close to farmers protest sites in Delhi

Rahul Gandhi says violence is not solution, calls for repeal of farm laws in national interest

AstraZeneca rejects ‘incorrect’ reports on Covid jab efficacy in elderly

Side effects of eating Pizza

Tractor rally: Hundreds of vehicles enter Bengaluru via Mysuru road

Karnataka’s war on COVID commendable: Governor Vajubhai Vala


Related Articles More

Better late than never: PT Usha’s coach O M Nambiar talks about ‘late’ Padma recognition

Kohli has made India a tough side, can’t be bullied: Hussain

World Test Championship final postponed, to be played from June 18-22

We were not allowed to share lift with Australian players in Sydney: Ashwin

Plane crash kills 4 soccer players, club president in Brazil

MUST WATCH

Deralakatte Ayyappa temple robbery case: Two arrested

Mangaluru: Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary hoists flag at D.K district Republic Day celebrations

Mithun Shetty Hebri | Banana Farming information Guide for Beginners

Violators who set fire to crop and disconnected the power from pump set! | Udayavani

Swimming in Padmasana Posture | Gangadhar G Kadekar sets Record

Latest Additions

Better late than never: PT Usha’s coach O M Nambiar talks about ‘late’ Padma recognition

Shilpa Shetty trolled for confusing Hindi words for Republic Day and Independence Day

Mangaluru: Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr BM Hegde honoured

Govt orders internet shutdown in areas close to farmers protest sites in Delhi

Not ‘100 per cent satisfied’ with Mahavir Chakra awarded to Col Santosh Babu, says his father

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.