Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Club Free-Kick In Over Two Years And It's A Stunner
Maurizio Sarri's side were 2-1 up thanks to goals from Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado but Ronaldo stepped up to put clear daylight between the two sides.
The 35-year-old used his trademark knuckleball technique to bend the ball into the top left corner to leave Salvatore Sirigu scrambling.
Oooh...what a strike! :heart_eyes:
A STUNNING free-kick from Cristiano Ronaldo in the derby! :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/cArRjivipS
- Premier Sports :tv: (@PremierSportsTV) July 4, 2020
Fans have reacted to Ronaldo's first goal from a free-kick at club level since December 2017 and they're loving it.
Ronaldo has just scored a glorious free kick to secure three points for his team at the top of the table...
With 55 freekicks scored, he is the active player with the most free kick goals.
Don't let anyone fool you, he is the best active free kick specialist in the universe.
- UG (@UgwunnaEjikem) July 4, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo WHAT A GOAL. unbelievable free kick from the :goat:
- Filipe Orlando (@MrFilipeOrlando) July 4, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 25 goals in Serie A this season. :soccer::fire:
That means he's become the first player in history to score 25 or more goals in a season in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. :flag_black::flag_es::flag_it: pic.twitter.com/cXqdHCfA77
- Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) July 4, 2020
1 - Cristiano #Ronaldo has scored his first goal from a direct free-kick for Juventus with his 43rd attempt in all competitions. Unlocked. #JuveTorino
- OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) July 4, 2020
Quick Reminder: Cristiano Ronaldo has more free kick goals than any other active player.
- B/R Football (@prfootbaII) July 4, 2020
Victory for Juve moves them seven points clear of Lazio at the top of Serie A as 'The Old Lady' side search for a ninth title in a row.
Dybala opened the scoring inside three minutes with a tricky run through the Torino defence before calmly slotting home.
Cuadrado doubled their lead through a far post drive, with Ronaldo registering the assist.
Torino then pulled one back just before half-time through an Andrea Belotti penalty.
Ronaldo's strike then restored Juve's two goal advantage before a Koffi Djidji own goal saw the game end 4-1.
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