Cristiano Ronaldo was on target yesterday as Juventus extended their winning streak to 8 games in the Italian Seria A division.
The Portuguese player was in the media throughout last week for an alleged rape incident which happened in 2009. According to the alleged victim Kathryn Mayorga, the former Manchester United took her to the penthouse of Las Vegas hotel, where she alleged that he raped her. The case however has been reopened with investigation going on.
The rape case however had affected a lot of organization with Sportswear producers Nike and Videogame producers Electronic Art reviewing their deals with the former Real Madrid attacker who is their brand Ambassador in life deal which is valued at €1 billion. The Old Lady have not been spared from the onslaught as the value of their stocks went down for the first time since Ronaldo’s arrival.
Rumors about fallout with Portugal national team emerged after his name was omitted from list of invited players for Euro League of Nations, but Juve boss Allegri was quick to debunk such claims.
The Portuguese international having passed through a torrid was expected to struggle at Udinese considering the psychological effect of the saga, but the 5-time World best player prove everybody wrong. Ronaldo having missed out to teammate Bentancur for the opening goal in the 33rd minute, the Portuguese was able to extend his goal tally four minutes later thanks to a lethal left footed attempt inside the box after been set by Mario Mandzukic. The Portuguese would have made it three in the second interval but the Udinese goalkeeper was at the right place and time.
At the end of 90 minutes, the Old Lady faithful were certain that the Portuguese player is still in the right frame of mind despite the torrid situation he faced during the week and it’s nice for their ambitions.