Ronaldo netted twice as Juventus came from a goal down to defeat Empoli 2-1 on Saturday evening, to ensure that they retain not only their point advantage but also their unbeaten status in the Italian top flight division. Allegri in his post-match press has labelled Ronaldo’s goals as moments of magic.
Francesco Caputo drew first blood for the host in the opening 28 minutes of the game and ensure the host took the lead into the break. Nine minutes after the break, Old Lady equalized with Ronaldo beating the keeper from the spot kick after Dybala has been hacked to the ground by Bennacer. The newbies despite their period of resistance, finally felled in the game as a Ronaldo strike from 25 yards ensured that Juventus went home with all three points.
Ronaldo has now netted seven times since his arrival from the Bernebeu.
“The goal was a moment of magic from an extraordinary player and it’s something kids will try to copy in the schoolyard.
“It’s much easier to get kids passionate about that rather than explaining tactics to them.
“I continue to maintain there is too much theory in Italian football schools and it pains me to see kids go to training and not even enjoy themselves.
“We’ve got to focus on the simple things in life first.”
Victory ensure that the Old Lady returned to winning ways after dropping points last week to Genoa, and Allegri in the spirit of sportsmanship praised Empoli for putting up a decent fight throughout the game.
“The team had started with the right approach, but after 10 minutes we slowed down the tempo of our passing and allowed a few too many Empoli counters,” he added.
“Empoli are tough to play against, as they had one centre-forward, two trequartistas and the wingers that had pace, so we had to be wary of the counter and that is how they scored the goal.
“In the second half, we created many chances and deserved the victory, but we have to tip our hats to Empoli for being so well-organised and impressive.
“I left at the end because there were five seconds to go and we would either win or equalise, there was no other option.”