Cristiano Ronaldo scores as Juventus keeps Champions League qualification hopes alive

Cristiano Ronaldo scores as Juventus keeps Champions League qualification hopes alive

- Juventus claim a 3-2 win over Inter Milan as they rise to fourth on the log

- Two goals from Juan Cuadrado and one from Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the win for the hosts

- They have now revived their chances of playing in Europe's elite competition next season

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Juan Cuadrado's late-minute penalty was all Juventus needed to beat Serie A champions Inter Milan 3-2 at the Allianz Stadium.

The Colombian was the saving grace for the Old Lady who are struggling to qualify for Champions League next season.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for coach Andrea Pirlo's men in the 24th minute through a rebound after his initial effort from the penalty spot was denied by Samir Handanovic.

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It was the goal the hosts needed to set the game in the right direction but they lost their lead in the 35th minute after Romelu Lukaku scored from the spot.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores as Juventus keeps Champions League qualification hopes alive
Juventus stars celebrate Juan Cuadrado's winning goal against Inter Milan at Allianz Stadium. Photo by Chris Ricco
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With the game looking like it was going to end in a draw, Juan Cuadrado steps up with a thunderous shot to restore his side's lead in the added minutes of the opening half.

With so much pressure from Inter Milan, Giorgio Chiellini scored in his own net to help the away team level up in the 83rd minute.

The game was heading for a draw until Cuadrado was brought down in the danger zone while trying to dribble his way into the box.

He then stepped up to power it into the bottom corner of the post to help revive their chances of playing in Europe's elite competition next season.

Meanwhile, a red card each from Rodrigo Bentancur and Marcelo Brozovic meant both teams finished the game with 10 men each.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Juventus bounced back to winning ways following their 3-1 triumph over Sassuolo in their 36th Serie A game of the season.

A goal each from Adrien Rabiot, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Paulo Dybala were all the Old lady needed to claim maximum points in the fixture.

Yet they are still struggling to make the top four position on the Serie A table with just two games left this season.

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