Cristiano Ronaldo is back! And he made a formidable comeback after recovering from Covid-19 as the Portuguese star netted a brace to lead Juventus to a 4-1 win over Spezia in the Serie A on Sunday evening.
“I was sidelined for a long time, despite having no symptoms and feeling fine. I went back to doing what I like, playing football. Cristiano is back, that’s the most important thing,” said Ronaldo as quoted by Juve’s official website.
Three minutes after coming on as a substitute, Ronaldo found the back of the net before converting a penalty.
Happy to be back and help the team with two goals!🙏🏽
Well done team 👏🏽
Always Fino Alla Fine 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/oSH19L6Dne
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 1, 2020
Alvaro Morata and Adrien Rabiot were also on target as Andrea Pirlo’s men moved into third place in Serie A log standings, only behind table-toppers AC Milan and Sassuolo.
Ronaldo went on to state that the Serie A is a competitive league and admits that they have to work hard to defend their title.
“The league? It is competitive. Milan are doing a great job, as well as Lazio and Napoli… We have to work hard, but we are growing,” he said.
The 35-year-old missed several matches for the Italian giants, including the UEFA Champions League clash against Barcelona, after testing positive for coronavirus last month.
Ronaldo reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 on October 13 while on international duty with Portugal.
Juventus confirmed that the star player has recovered from the infection on Friday.
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By FARPost Reporter