Parma vs Juventus: Ronaldo nets brace as Bianconeri win by 4-0

Parma vs Juventus: Ronaldo nets brace as Bianconeri win by 4-0

- Parma vs Juventus ended in a 4-0 win for the Biaconeri in a Serie A fixture played at the Stadio Ennio Tardini

- Cristiano Ronaldo added a brace to Dejan Kulusevski's goal as Alvaro Morata scored the last goal for the defending champions moved to third on the table

- Ronaldo has now scored 12 goals in the Italian topflight division this season after missing a penalty in the past week

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Juventus moved to third on the Serie A table following their 4-0 win over Parma in an entertaining contest.

The Bianconeri bounced back from a draw to Atalanta in the past weekend to score four unreplied goals at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his 11th and 12th goal of the season after netting a brace as Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata were the other scorers for Juve.

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Parma vs Juventus: Ronaldo nets brace as Bianconeri win by 4-0
Parma vs Juventus: Ronaldo nets brace as Bianconeri win by 4-0. Photo by Daniele Badolato
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The real first chance of the match came in the 16th minute as Gianluigi Buffon had to save with his legs from a Juraj Kucka's shot.

However, the Old Lady then took the lead in the 23rd minute as Alex Sandro's low cross beat everyone except Kulusevski, who side-footed home the finish to make it 1-0.

The Bianconeri added the second three minutes later as Ronaldo rose highest to head home Morata's cross to make it 2-0 and it was his 15th of the season in all competitions.

Ronaldo then scored the third as he tucked home his left foot shot from Aaron Ramsey's through ball. 3-0 it was.

Morata deservedly got his name on the scoresheet with a sublime header after meeting Federico Bernardeschi's cross in the 86th minute.

And that was how it ended for Andrea Pirlo's side as they drew themselves back in the Serie A title chase this season.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo voted for Robert Lewandowski for the number one spot, while Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe completed the top three.

The Bayern Munich striker emerged winner of FIFA TheBest Men's player as Messi and Ronaldo came second and third respectively.

Lewandowski was the top scorer in the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the Golden Boot winner in all of Europe last season.

Ronaldo showed his class as he picked Lewandowski and Messi for the accolade and reiterated the fact that he is not a rival with the Barcelona star.

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