A late Cristiano Ronaldo double gave Juventus a 2-1 win over Udinese in Serie A on Sunday which boosted their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Udinese went into the break ahead when Juve’s defence switched off after a free-kick was awarded and Nahuel Molina’s low shot found its way beyond Wojciech Szczesny.
Juventus fleetingly showed moments of quality but equalised with an 83rd-minute spot-kick from Ronaldo, awarded after the Portugal forward’s free-kick moments earlier struck the arm of Rodrigo de Paul.
Ronaldo added a second with one minute left when he headed in Adrien Rabiot’s cross at the back post to secure a dramatic late win for Andrea Pirlo, who raced down the touchline to celebrate with Juve’s players.
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