Former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 16th goal of the season as Juventus beat Roma 2-0. Juventus now top AS Roma following the win, the defending champions are not giving up in the title chase just yet.
Ronaldo ended his three games winless run with a superb low finish into the bottom corner from 18 yards. The win was sealed after Roger Ibanez steered a Dejan Kulusevski cross into his net in the second half.
Juventus move above AS Roma and into third place position on the Italian Serie A with five points behind Inter Milan and with a game in hand. It is a sixth consecutive win in all competitions for Andrea Pirlo’s team.
Ronaldo Tops Goal Chart
It was Cristiano’s 16th goal of the season which makes him the leading goal scorer in the Italian Serie A. The Portuguese International has been without scoring in his last three games, tonight’s goal ended the goal drought for the player.
It took Ronaldo 13 minutes to end that run, using very little backlift but still generating enough power to drive his low shot into the back of the net. Ronaldo’s strike extends his lead at the top of the Serie A scoring charts, taking him to 16 from 17 games, two more than Inter’s Romelu Lukaku.