Cristiano Ronaldo immediately claimed the leading role on his return after a corona infection. The 35-year-old star led Juventus with two goals to a victory over Spezia (1-4). Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winning goal for AC Milan against Udinese (1-2) with a bicycle kick.
Top scorer Ibrahimovic decides duel in 83rd minute
Ronaldo only tested negative for the coronavrius on Friday, ending a nineteen-day home quarantine for the Portuguese.
The attacker was immediately included in the Juventus selection for the game with Spezia, fell in at a 1-1 score in the 56th minute and made his first goal three minutes later. After a through ball from Álvaro Morata, Ronaldo did not fail one on one with keeper Ivan Provedel, the replacement for the injured Jeroen Zoet.
Fifteen minutes before the end, Ronaldo also made the 1-4 with a panenka penalty kick, making him five goals after three Serie A duels.
Morata (0-1) and Adrien Rabiot (1-3) made the other goals for Juventus. Tommaso Pobega signed for the 1-1 on behalf of Spezia after half an hour.
Cristiano Ronaldo needed three minutes to score against Spezia. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Udinese defender Sébastian De Maio was able to prevent Ibrahimovic from reaching the ball at first, but the Frenchman worked the ball straight up. The 39-year-old striker therefore got a chance and finished it with a bicycle kick, although he did not hit the ball.
Ibrahimovic also provided the assist to AC Milan’s 0-1 in the eighteenth minute. He put back to the Ivorian Franck Kessié, who hit beautifully. Rodrigo De Paul made it 1-1 on behalf of Udinese after 48 minutes from a penalty, but the bicycle kick from Ibrahimovic made it easy for the team of trainer Stefano Pioli.
It was Ibrahimovic’s seventh league goal this season, making him Serie A’s top scorer. AC Milan is now four points ahead of Juventus and Atalanta.
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