The Juventus talisman squandered an easy chance to give his side an early lead, though he did redeem himself not too long after.
Juventus secured a much-needed 2-1 victory over Napoli in Serie A on Wednesday evening.
It was none other than Cristiano Ronaldo who opened the scoring and put Juventus on the front foot, hammering a powerful shot into the far bottom corner on Federico Chiesa’s pass.
Ronaldo, however, could have opened the scoring much earlier – inside only the first two minutes – as Danilo put in an inch-perfect cross towards him but he completely fluffed his header from a few yards out.
Enraged after missing such a simple chance, the Portuguese superstar then took his frustration out on the post.
Paulo Dybala then came off the bench to double his side’s lead at the 73-minute mark. Lorenzo Insigne gave Napoli hope of a comeback after converting a late spot-kick but it only proved to be a consolation goal.