UEFA Champions League: Ronaldo Scores As Juventus Beat Leverkusen

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in this season’s Champions League, sealing a 3-0 win for Juventus over Bayer Leverkusen in their Group D game in Turin on Tuesday.

The breakthrough came for Juventus when Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah failed to head clear Juan Cuadrado‘s long ball for Gonzalo Higuain, with the Argentine pouncing to drill home after 17 minutes.

Ronaldo then sent Higuain in behind, but although the Portuguese failed to connect with his teammate’s return pass, Federico Bernardeschi was lurking to provide the finishing touch just after an hour.

Welsh international Aaron Ramsey was introduced in place of Bernardeschi with Dybala replacing Higuain for the closing stages.

And in the dying minutes, substitute Rodrigo Bentancur picked out Dybala who slid the ball through for Ronaldo, allowing the 34-year-old to extend his record to 127 strikes in the competition and equally Real Madrid great Raul’s record of scoring against 33 different sides in the Champions League.

Juventus move top of their section, level on four points with Atletico Madrid, who defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in Russia.

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