Cristiano Ronaldo kicked off 2020 with a stellar second-half hat-trick against Cagliari on Monday. The 34-year-old was back at his best against the Italian side and rightly won the match ball after his man of the match display. While his exemplary display got the plaudits from fans and experts alike, his arrival with a certain retro gadget to the Allianz Stadium on Monday has been the most discussed topic on social media.
Cristiano Ronaldo is out here living in 2005 🎵 pic.twitter.com/5ALpcZCVzL— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 6, 2020
In 2020, where technology moves faster than light, Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Turin with an iPod Shuffle. The retro music player is a device from the early 2000s, which Ronaldo sported along with wired Apple earphones. Fans were quick to identify the model of the iPod Ronaldo was using, which is believed to be a 4th generation model. It was rolled out in 2010 and hasn't been updated in over eight years. Arguably one of the best players in the world, Ronaldo ranked second in Forbes list for the highest-paid athletes of the decade. However, watching Ronaldo sport a gadget that is almost obscure in 2020 has sure been a pleasant sight for the fans.
After a goalless first half, Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the second half when he latched on to a mistake from Cagliari to cooly finish into the bottom corner. The 34-year-old made it 2-0 from the spot before finishing a fine counter-attacking move to make it 4-0 to Juventus. With his first hat-trick for Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 15 goals this season, including 13 in Serie A.
The win helps the Old Lady to keep up with Antonio Conte's Inter Milan for the Scudetto. Both the sides are tied at 45 points after 18 games with Juventus second on goal difference.
Ronald starts decade with Hattrick— Hassan Abdulsalam (@ProudlyHassan) January 6, 2020
He is the second player to score a Serie A hat-trick, a La Liga hat-trick and a Premier League hat-trick this century, He is also the first Portuguese player to score a hat-trick in Serie A history.
Super Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/Y5KU51ZDWY
Cristiano Ronaldo is just an ordinary bloke with an iPod shuffle. Man of the people pic.twitter.com/D4thcIrE27— Dan Morgan (@danmorgi34) January 6, 2020