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That's the way we do it. The Old Lady is back in the title race. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus strolled to a 3-0 home win over bottom side Crotone in Serie A on Monday, with the victory taking the champions up to third in the standings.

Juve was a little sluggish to get going, but their ever-reliable talisman arrived to meet an Alex Sandro cross in the 38th minute to give Andrea Pirlo's side the lead.

Ronaldo looked hungry for more and another bullet header in first-half stoppage time doubled the lead, taking Portugal forward back to the top of the league's scoring charts on 18 goals, one ahead of Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku.

The 36-year-old had chances to complete a hat-trick but it was Weston McKennie who added the third, hammering home his fourth Serie A goal of the season in the 66th minute.

A first win in four matches in all competitions ensured Juve climbed from sixth to third in the table and onto 45 points, eight behind leaders Inter with a game in hand.

Juventus had won their last six Serie A fixtures played on a Monday but the visitors had the first big chance when Danilo slipped at the far post and gave Reca an opportunity, but he missed it wide.

The very slow pace at the start and Dejan Kulusevski’s shot wide from a rebound was the biggest change within the first 12 minutes.

Aaron Ramsey had a big chance after 18 minutes but didn’t get proper contact with the ball when he was finishing from left. Great build-up play by Danilo who combined with Ronaldo and then found the Welsh midfielder at left.

Cristiano had a chance halfway from a free-kick just outside the area, but the finish was blocked by his teammate Weston McKennie in the wall.

The Portuguese then missed a tap-in at the far post, as Fe