Spezia vs Juventus: Ronaldo scores brace to inspire Old Lady to victory

Spezia vs Juventus: Ronaldo scores brace to inspire Old Lady to victory

- Spezia vs Juventus saw Cristiano Ronaldo score a brace just hours after beating coronavirus

- The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has been out of action after testing positive for coronavirus last month

- Ronaldo missed out of Juve's midweek defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League but announced his return with two goals

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Cristiano Ronaldo was among the goalscorers as Juventus hammered Spezia 4-1 on Sunday, November 1, during a Serie A clash played Stadio Dino Manuzzi.

Juventus were keen to bounce back to winning ways following their midweek Champions League defeat to Barcelona.

The Sunday match saw Ronaldo make a return to action, having been out of action for nearly three weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus virus.

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He was in line to make a return during the Barcelona meeting but tested positive for the virus for the third time to rule him out.

However, the Portuguese had to come off the bench away at Spezia to score the two goals, with Andre Pirlo starting Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata upfront.

Morata handed the Old Lady a deserved lead inside 14 minutes of game play before Tommaso Pobega equalising for the home side after the half-hour mark.

The second half of the encounter saw Pirlo introduce Ronaldo in place of Dybala, with the ex-Real Madrid star restoring Juve's lead just three minutes after coming off the bench.

Andrien Rabiot made it 3-1 in the 67th minute before Ronaldo completing his brace of the day in the 76th minute from the penalty spot.

Juve's huge win catapulted them to second on the Serie A standings with 12 points, four behind leaders Lazio.

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Spezia vs Juventus: Ronaldo scores brace to inspire Old Lady to victory
Spezia bowed to Juventus as Ronaldo scored twice after coming on as a substitute. Photo by Giuseppe Bellini.
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The result means the Turin-based club is yet to suffer any defeat this season as they seek to reclaim the domestic title.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has recounted how Sir Alex Ferguson helped him develop from boyhood to manhood during his six-year reign at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003 and won three Premier Leagues, one Champions League title and a Ballon d'Or award.

During his spell with the Red Devils, the 35-year-old encountered some personal issues but revealed that the legendary manager helped him get through his trying moment.

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