Ronaldo penalty double strike palce Juventus on six-points lead on Seria A


Cristiano Ronaldo increased his scoring prowes to nine consecutive league games with a penalty double strike on Sunday afternoon as Juventus defeat Fiorentina with a 3-0 .
The Portuguese striker scored both goals from the spot in either half in Turin with Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt heading in a third in injury time.
Maurizio Sarri's side open up a six-point lead on top of the Serie A table on second-placed Inter Milan, who travel to lowly Udinese later on Sunday.
Juventus experienced their second defeat of the season last weekend at club Napoli, despite Ronaldo scoring.
Fiorentina, currently sitting in 14th position, have had a resurgence in form since Giuseppe Iachini took over on December 24, and had been unbeaten in the league this year.
Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiana Ronaldo made no mistake, slotting in five minutes before the break.
His second goal came ten minutes from time after Federico Ceccherini brought down Rodrigo Bentancur.
So far Cristiana Ronaldo made it 14 goals in nine games to bring his total goal tally to 19 this season, including seven penalties.
So far Ronaldo has now scored 50 goals in 70 games since moving to Juventus in 2018. The 34-year-old also becomes the first Juventus player to achieve a run of goals in nine consecutive league games since David Trezeguet in December 2005.
De Ligt nodded in a Paulo Dybala cross after 91 minutes to bring the game to an end with a 3-0, handing Fiorentina his first league defeat with the Tuscany side.

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