CRISTIANO RONALDO sent a cheeky message to his doubters as he crashed in a first-half hat-trick against Cagliari.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a stunning hat-trickCredit: AP:Associated Press
CR7 smashes home his third of the afternoonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Reports have since surfaced that the Italian giants are even willing to cash in on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner for just £25million.
But in response, the 36-year-old smashed in a hat-trick by the 32nd minute of today’s trip to Cagliari.
He grabbed the first after just minutes, launching a trademark leap to convert a free header from Juan Cuadrado’s out-swinging corner.
And it was 2-0 around 15 minutes later, when he coolly netted from the penalty spot.
Ronaldo then wasted little time grabbing the match ball.
Federico Chiesa brilliantly launched Juve downfield on the counter-attack.
And at the end of his lung-busting run, the 23-year-old calmly found Ronaldo on the right side of the penalty area.
The former Real Madrid star chopped onto his left-foot, before rifling the ball past the helpless Alessio Cragno.
Juventus’ No7 nods home Juan Cuadrado’s cornerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
In celebrating the goal, CR7 ran to a camera on the touchline, before pointing to his ear in defiance.
Giovanni Simeone did manage to pull a goal back for the home side just after the hour mark.
But Juve held out to secure a big three points for Andrea Pirlo’s men.
The result sees them go back to within ten points of league leaders Inter Milan with a game in hand, after Antonio Conte’s side beat Juve’s city rivals Torino 2-1.
Ronaldo, 36, converts from the spotCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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