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Video: Ronaldo scores first-half hat-trick against Cagliari

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Following criticism for being unable to prevent his side’s disappointing European elimination, CR7 comes up with a ‘perfect’ response.

Cristiano Ronaldo has put Juventus 3-0 up against Cagliari by scoring a ‘perfect’ first-half hat-trick.

Ronaldo fired a powerful header, rising the highest to get his head on Juan Cuadrado’s cross, to open the scoring inside the first ten minutes.

At the 25-minute mark, he doubled his side’s advantage from the penalty spot. The Portugal captain blasted the ball from 12 yards out after being brought down by goalkeeper Alessio Cragno.

The 36-year-old had something special for his third goal as he, after being played out by Federico Chiesa from the left side, cut inside and sent a flying left-footed effort goalwards into the top left corner of the net.


Ronaldo has now scored 23 league goals in as many games so far this season, which accounts for over 40 percent of Juventus’ total goals in Serie A.