– Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Juventus to a 3-2 win over Genoa
– The Old Lady were held to a 2-2 draw towards the end of the regulation period
– However, his incredible skills helped them grab the winner in the extra minutes
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Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in Juventus’ 3-2 Coppa Italia triumph over Genoa at the Allianz Stadium earlier this week.
The 35-year-old forward only came into the game in the 88th minute and his presence helped them scale the hurdle in the extra minutes.
Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata had opened the scoring for the Old Lady in the first 23 minutes of the meeting.
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However, a goal each from Lennart Czyborra and Filippo Melegoni ensured the game ended 2-2 in the normal regulation period.
Cristiano Ronaldo surrounded by three Genoa players during their Coppa Italia clash.
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But Hamza Rafia’s 105th minute sealed the victory for Andrea Pirlo’s men after combining well with former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea star according to CR7 Base.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner showed incredible skills that helped him dribble past four Genoa players having received the ball in the crowded box from Alvaro Morata.
He was able to control the ball and used some smart dribbling and body feints to carry it out of the box – thereby protecting it from being snatched in the flooded penalty area.
Ronaldo then shuttled the ball between his feet as four Genoa players kept watch on him – three of which were close to the attacker.
The ex-Real Madrid and Manchester United star’s use of tidy ball rolls and finally a brilliant fake shot fooled all four of Genoa’s players trying to keep him at bay, as he slipped in Morata.
Morata then floated a ball into the middle of the area, with Hamza Rafia showing grit and a poacher’s mentality to collect the ball and drill it into the back of the net on his professional debut.
Bioreports earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo found the back of the net in Juventus’ 3-1 win over Sassuolo to take his tally to 15 goals in 16 matches this season.
The goal did not come that easy as the 35-year-old laboured in the 92nd minute to score Juve’s third to put the game beyond the reach of their opponents.
The Portuguese sensation won’t stop scoring, despite him approaching the age of 36 and now he has reached yet another sensational milestone at the Italian club.
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