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Cristiano Ronaldo, SS Lazio v Juventus - Serie A
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Ronaldo’s first goal from open play in six weeks

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ROME, ITALY – DECEMBER 07: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus celebrates after scoring the opening goal. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his resurgence by scoring his seventh Serie A goal of the season for Juventus. It came through a brilliant team move, which also consisted of Paulo Dybala and Rodrigo Bentancur.

Dybala was the one who actually initiated it before Bentancur sent the ball across the box for Ronaldo to tap in. Incidentally, that was the Portuguese’s first goal from open play in over a month.

But Lazio keeper Thomas Strakosha ensured there wouldn’t be another when he kept a Ronaldo header off the goalline. 

Nevertheless, the 34-year-old continues to make progress amid his knee problems.