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Man of the match: Cristiano Ronaldo “El matador” returns

Criticism is a constant in professional football at every level. This aspect of sports demands a great deal of mental strength from players. Time and time again Cristiano Ronaldo has shown spectacular mental fortitude and this game wasn’t the exception: a 3-1 win against Cagliari. The Portuguese striker was able to finish the game in the first 30 minutes. In the first goal, he displayed his aerial treat with a great header on a corner kick. The second goal showed Ronaldo’s constant hunger to score, which provoked the penalty he scored. This third goal showed how deadly the number 7 can be, striking the ball furiously with his left foot after a great pass from Chiesa. In a hard week for Juventus, after the Champions League elimination, Cristiano Ronaldo carried the team with a spectacular performance. The “Bianconeri" hope that he can maintain this great shape the rest of the season. Juventus will need their star if they want to win the Serie A.