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Cristiano Ronaldo Hits Stunning Long Range Goal In Juventus Win

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Cristiano Ronaldo Hits Stunning Long Range Goal In Juventus Win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a trademark 'worldie' from long range as Juventus beat Genoa 3-1 in Serie A, to take a step closer to winning the league for the ninth season in-a-row.

The five time Ballon d'Or winner might be more a great goalscorer than scorer of great goals these days but on Tuesday night he showed what he can still do.

In a 3-1 win against Genoa the former Real Madrid forward collected the ball just inside the opponents half, ran through the vast amounts of space offered to him and brillianty smashed the ball home from outside the area.

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It really was a night of incredible goals in the north west of Italy, although Ronaldo's was still probably the goal of the night for Maurizzio Sarri's side.

Paulo Dybala opened the scoring after 50 minutes dancing through the box round several defenders, before curling the ball past the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner.

After Ronaldo had made it 2-0, just six minutes laters with his incredible strike, it was substitute Douglas Costa's turn to impress everyone watching on television.

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The Brazilian hit a crazy curling long range shot into the far corner, leaving the keeper absolutely stranded and with nothing he could possibly do.

Andrea Pinamonti did pull a goal back for Genoa but it was far too little, far too late, for the hosts as Sarri's side continue their run to the title.

The win leaves them four points ahead of closest rivals Lazio with nine games to go of the season, whilst their opponents are just one place above the relegation zone.

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Ronaldo might not take the breath away with flashes of brilliance quite as often as he once did, but that makes it even more special when he does.

Topics: Football News, Serie A, Douglas Costa, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo, Italy, European Football

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