New year, same Ronaldo – the Portuguese bags a hat-trick, as Juventus trash Cagliari with a 4-0 win.
Cristiano Ronaldo enters the 2020s decade with a bang! The Juventus forward bagged a hat-trick in his first game of the new year.
All goals at the Allianz Stadium came in the second half, as Cagliari successfully managed to resist the hosts’ pressure over the first 45 minutes.
Ronaldo’s latest three-goal showing was the 56th hat trick for club and country of his goal-filled career, but it was his first in Serie A play. He previously scored a hat trick for Juventus in the Champions League, helping the club topple Atletico Madrid last season. He now has 13 league goals on the season.
Ronaldo accomplished everything in a 33-minute stretch after halftime, opening the scoring in the 49th minute by pouncing on a poor giveaway, rounding the goalkeeper and firing into an empty net.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored a hat trick in 10 different competitions:
World Cup qualifying
Copa del Rey
Club World Cup
UEFA Nations League
UEFA Champions League pic.twitter.com/XJpdv1cVSX
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The win sent Juventus provisionally to the top of the Serie A table, though Inter Milan went back in front on goal-differential after 3-1 a win at Napoli later on Monday.
The god of football Ronaldo
Hattrick in premier league
Hattrick in la liga
Hattrick in serie A
Hattrick in world cup ( portugal ) pic.twitter.com/sLYme3Kz0S
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