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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Thumping Long Range Strike To Give Juventus Win

Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Thumping Long Range Strike To Give Juventus Win
By Eoin Lyons
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Cristiano Ronaldo was the main man in Juventus' comeback win against Empoli this evening, with the Portugese forward scoring a brace in a 2-1 win to cement the Bianconeri's place atop Serie A.

On 28 minutes Max Allegri's men fell behind to Francesco Caputo, the striker curling a great shot beyond Wojciech Szczęsny after the ball broke kindly to him in the box.

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Juventus were up against it away from home until their record signing got his side back on level terms, Ronaldo scoring a penalty after Paolo Dybala was felled in the box.

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But the moment of the match was undoubtedly the 33-year-old's match winner, which came on 70 minutes. Ronaldo picked up the ball roughly 25 yards from goal before hitting a swerving and dipping rocket beyond the Empoli keeper.

You can watch the second Ronaldo goal below:

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Ronaldo's brace sees him move onto seven goals for the season in twelve appearance.

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Juventus managed to hang on for the win -their 9th of the season- and the club now sits first on 28 points seven points ahead of Napoli who have a game in hand. For Empoli, they remain in the relegation zone on six points with only one win in ten. ronaldo goal

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