Watch Ronaldo Rise For A Majestic Header For First Of Two Wonderful Goals
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PARMA, Italy — Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, taking his Serie A tally for the season to 12, as defending champions Juventus cruised to a 4-0 win at Parma on Saturday.
Juve's 42-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon prevented Parma from taking an early lead when he saved with his legs from Juraj Kucka's close-range effort before the Turin side took complete control.
Dejan Kulusevski, who played for Parma last season, fired Juventus in front in the 23rd minute and Ronaldo headed the second three minutes later.
Cristiano Ronaldo Header vs Parma
Ronaldo climbed the ladder for this goal pic.twitter.com/ZdkIzpiJdP— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 19, 2020
The Portuguese struck again three minutes after halftime to become the league's topscorer, moving two goals clear of AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku, and Alvaro Morata added a late fourth.
Yet another brace for Cristiano Ronaldo.Next level pic.twitter.com/CwMI7MJJSp
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 19, 2020
American Weston McKennie played 76 minutes for Juve, a day after being named 2020 USMNT Player of the Year.
Juventus moved level on 27 points with second-placed Inter, which plays on Sunday.
(Writing by Brian Homewood Editing by Toby Davis)