Empoli 1-2 Juventus: Ronaldo hits brace in comeback victory

Empoli 1-2 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo hits brace as Massimiliano Allegri’s side secure comeback victory

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Juventus came from behind to beat Empoli
  • Francesco Caputo had given hosts Empoli a surprise lead in Serie A clash 
  • Ronaldo’s interventions mean league leaders Juventus remain unbeaten  

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Juventus came from behind to beat Empoli 2-1.  

Francesco Caputo put Empoli ahead in the first half but league leaders Juventus levelled when Ronaldo found the net from the penalty spot in the 54th minute.

Ronaldo scored the game’s decisive goal in the 70th minute as Juventus continued their unbeaten start to the season.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Juventus came from behind to beat Empoli 2-1

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Juventus came from behind to beat Empoli 2-1

Ronaldo scored Juventus' second goal with a strike of extremely high quality

Ronaldo scored Juventus’ second goal with a strike of extremely high quality

Ronaldo showed terrific composure to pull Juventus level from the penalty spot

Ronaldo showed terrific composure to pull Juventus level from the penalty spot

Ronaldo celebrates with manager Massimiliano Allegri during the victory over Empoli

Ronaldo celebrates with manager Massimiliano Allegri during the victory over Empoli

The 33-year-old is congratulated by team-mate Blaise Matuidi after finding the net 

The 33-year-old is congratulated by team-mate Blaise Matuidi after finding the net 

Ronaldo is mobbed by his team-mates after putting Juventus in the lead against Empoli

Ronaldo is mobbed by his team-mates after putting Juventus in the lead against Empoli

MATCH STATISTICS AND LEAGUE TABLE

Empoli: Provedel; Di Lorenzo, Silvestre, Maietta, Antonelli (Pascqual 69), Acquah, Bennacer, Traore (La Gumina 82), Krunic, Zajc (Ucan 75), Caputo

Subs: Brighi, Jakupovic, Terracciano, Untersee, Capezzi, Marcjanik, Rasmussen, Mraz, Fulignati 

Booked: Traore, Ucan 

Goal: Caputo 28 

Juventus: Szczesny, Di Sciglio (Barzagli 90), Rugani, Bonucci, Alex Sandro, Bernardeschi (Cuadrado 66), Pjanic (Costa 80), Bentancur, Matuidi, Dybala, Ronaldo

Subs: Chiellini, Benatia, Kean, Cancelo, Pinsoglio, Perin, Spinazzola 

Goals: Ronaldo 54 (pen), 70 

Booked: Bentancur, Dybala, Bernadeschi 

 

Francesco Caputo celebrates after his goal gave Empoli a shock lead against Juventus

Francesco Caputo celebrates after his goal gave Empoli a shock lead against Juventus

Juventus star Paulo Dybala attempts to hurdle the challenge of Empoli's Ismael Bennacer

Juventus star Paulo Dybala attempts to hurdle the challenge of Empoli’s Ismael Bennacer

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