Cristiano Ronaldo, Genoa keeper Perin engage in war of words during league game

Cristiano Ronaldo, Genoa keeper Perin engage in war of words during league game

- Cristiano Ronaldo was caught exchanging words with Mattia Perin during their meeting

- The 35-year-old scored twice in Juventus triumph at Genoa over the weekend

- Both stars were picked up in microphone taunting themselves towards the end of the game

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored two late goals from the spot-kick in Juventus' 3-1 triumph over Genoa over the weekend.

His first for the game came in the 78th minute and while he was able to complete his brace in the 89th minute through penalties.

Paulo Dybala had opened the scoring for the Italian League champions earlier in the opening half of the meeting.

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Meanwhile, a conversation between Ronaldo and Genoa goalkeeper was picked up by the microphone plugged around the goal line.

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Cristiano Ronaldo trying to beat Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin duing their Serie A encounter. Photo by Jonathan Moscrop.
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The 35-year-old was said to have insulted Mattia Perin just before he took the second penalty kick barely one minute before the 90th minute.

The 28-year-old Italian said:

"Central yet?"

But the five-time Ballon d'Or winner said hi in the wrong direction and his words following the goal were picked up by the microphone. He said:

"Where are you going, Perin?!"

Both players still had some time to trade war of words afterwards.

The goalkeeper was caught telling the war he formed in front of him when Ronaldo stood over a free-kick that they should not block his sight that he wanted to see the ball.

"Get up, get up, no barrier, I want to see the ball."

After the unsuccessful attempt by the Portuguese forward, Perin still went ahead to taunt Ronaldo saying:

"Scary, huh? Why don't you kick without a barrier?"

Juve are four points off league leaders AC Milan after 11 games, in a season in which there appear to be six title contenders.

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Inter Milan, Napoli, Roma and Sassuolo have all also had outstanding starts to the season earlier reported that five-time Champions League winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed that he will rather watch boxing or UFC fight than football.

The 35-year-old scored twice in Juventus' 3-1 win over Genoa in their Italian League encounter over the weekend - taking his tally for the season to 14 goals in 11 appearances.

His contributions to Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, and Portugal have put him on the list of football's all-time greats.

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