Juventus picked up three necessary factors on the Allianz Stadium on Saturday night as they beat Cagliari 2-0.
A primary-half brace from Cristiano Ronaldo was sufficient for Andrea Pirlo’s facet to select up what was simply their fourth win of the season in Serie A, and solely the third they’ve achieved on the pitch after being handed a 3-0 walkover of their recreation in opposition to Napoli.
Federico Bernardeschi thought he had put La Vecchia Signora in entrance early on however was thwarted by the offside flag. He had one other strike on Alessio Cragno’s purpose however his effort from the sting of the world was straight on the goalkeeper.
Dejan Kulusevski was the subsequent to threaten, curling a low strike simply broad of the far put up after transferring in from the appropriate in his typical vogue. The younger Swede had one other likelihood to get on the scoresheet when he was picked out by Cristiano Ronaldo to complete a one-two, however solely after the No.7 had already opened the scoring.
That purpose did come simply as half time was approaching. Affected person build-up led to Alvaro Morata teeing up Cristiano who, after stepping inside, fired previous Cragno.
Cagliari would have been kicking themselves concerning the method of the second, which got here simply 4 minutes after the primary. Juan Cuadrado’s nook was nodded on by Merih Demiral and Ronaldo was, inexplicably, left unmarked to wander in across the again and faucet in on the far put up.
Juan Cuadrado got here near his fifth profession purpose in opposition to the Sardinians after the restart earlier than Demiral crashed a header off the crossbar from the nook that the Colombian’s shot led to.
Bernardeschi got here shut then. Cristiano Ronaldo stepped over the ball to go away an opportunity for the Italian, however his effort was poor and denied by Cragno. Morata was subsequent to move up a possibility, sending his shot over after Bernardeschi laid off for him.
Ragnar Klavan had a purpose appropriately dominated out for offside as Juventus needed to play on the again foot for a short spell, however Paulo Dybala and Kulusevski had possibilities of their very own to increase the lead on the different finish.