CRISTIANO RONALDO was caught out again as he ducked in Juventus’ free-kick wall against Parma.
The Portugal captain was left red-faced as Gaston Brugman fired one into the corner to give the visitor’s the lead on 25 minutes.
Cristiano Ronaldo was caught out again as he ducked in Juventus’ free-kick wall against ParmaCredit: Getty
Despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s rare gaffe, Juventus come from behind to win 3-1Credit: Getty
Replays revealed Ronaldo, 36, ducked underneath the strike while covering his head with his arm.
He was similarly slammed earlier in the season against Porto as he turned his back in the wall as Sergio Oliveira’s free-kick went between his legs.
Despite Ronaldo’s rare gaffe, a double from Alex Sandro helped Juventus come from behind to win 3-1.
Sandro turned the match on its head either side of half-time, with Matthijs de Ligt heading a third in the 68th minute to put the game to bed.
Juve saw out the win with ease to move onto 65 points from 32 matches, one ahead of Atalanta.
Parma, on the other hand remain in deep trouble in 19th, 11 points from the safety zone.
On a tumultuous day at the club, following their withdrawal from the proposed European Super League, Juve must have thought the world was against them as Brugman’s free kick somehow squirmed under the wall and into the net.
Even with top goalscorer Ronaldo back in the side, Juve struggled to make any immediate response.
Brazilian Sandro, however, fired a superb left-footed strike into the net just before the break and then headed home less than two minutes into the second half to complete the turnaround.
De Ligt’s equally well-taken header put the seal on the win to help Juve close to within one point of AC Milan in second.
But Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan are still runaway leaders, 11 points ahead of the defending champions.
Juventus celebrate their winCredit: Getty
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