After enduring a topsy-turvy start to life at Juventus with lack of goals and a controversial red card incident over the week, Cristiano Ronaldo is back among the headlines after he grabbed the late strike against Frosinone in the Serie A.
Ronaldo seems to be back in business after previously opening his Juventus goal-scoring account against Sassulo. The Portuguese struck again, but late in the 81st minute to break the hearts of the Italian league minnows.
The Biaconneri enjoyed the majority of the ball possession throughout the game, while Frosinone chose to defend deep and chase on the counter. The game was goalless as it entered its final ten minutes, but then Cristiano Ronaldo rose to the occasion.
The ball was placed kindly on a platter for the 33-year old, after a shot from Miralem Pjanic had deflected off a Frosinone defender. The Portuguese, who was found unmarked made no mistake to swipe the ball home with his left foot, which the goalkeeper couldn't keep out despite getting a hand on it.
After Ronaldo's opener, Juventus found another deep into stoppage time courtesy of a Fernando Bernardeschi's curling effort. Ronaldo played a key role in the second goal as he won the ball in the middle of the by laying it off for Pjanic. The central midfielder found Bernardeschi in space as he ensured the three points were confirmed for the Turin giants.
With this, Juventus maintains their 100% unbeaten record to the season. They now enjoy a comfortable three-point lead over Napoli, whom they host next weekend, before they play Bologna on Wednesday night.
After these two fixtures, Juve will return to Champions League action against Young Boys of Bern, a game which Ronaldo will miss due to suspension. UEFA had announced on Thursday that it had opened disciplinary proceedings over the red card incident. However, the Portuguese will have to wait till Thursday to hear the fate of the European governing body's verdict.
The five-time Baloon d'or winner was plotting a dream return to his boyhood club Manchester United. But, he could see his dream go down the drain if UEFA decides to extend the ban for more than one match.