TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus bought again to successful methods by beating backside membership Crotone 3-0 in Serie A on Monday.
Ronaldo may even have had a hat trick within the first half.
Weston McKennie sealed the consequence after the break.
Juventus moved as much as third on the desk, eight factors behind Serie A chief Inter Milan, having performed a match much less.
It was Crotone’s fifth successive defeat and left it eight factors from security.
Juventus was searching for an enormous win after a disappointing week. The Bianconeri misplaced at Porto 2-1 within the first leg of the spherical of 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday, days after shedding at Napoli 1-0 in Serie A.
Ronaldo hadn’t scored for Juventus for the reason that begin of the month. He got here shut on a few events earlier than breaking the impasse within the thirty eighth minute when he headed in an Alex Sandro cross.
Ronaldo doubled his tally in first-half stoppage time with one other spectacular header, this time from an Aaron Ramsey cross.
The 36-year-old Ronaldo ought to have had a hat trick moments later however he fired Ramsey’s move narrowly broad of the precise put up.
Crotone by no means regarded like getting again into the match and Juventus wrapped up the win within the 66th when a nook finally got here via to McKennie and he managed it on his chest earlier than firing into the again of the web.