Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a sensational perfect hat-trick inside 32 minutes for Juventus as they lead Cagliari 3-0.
The Portuguese superstar has been criticised this week for his part in Juve’s shock Champions League exit at the hands of Porto.
But a motivated ‘CR7’ rocked up at the Sardegna Arena on Sunday and opened the scoring inside 10 minutes with a trademark header.
He then stepped up to the penalty spot to net a second after goalkeeper Alessio Cragno fouled the 36-year-old. A third goal with his left foot came in the 32nd minute following some lovely work from Federico Chiesa to give the away side a comfortable lead and surely all three points.
The 36-year-old superstar failed to score in either leg and it was his mistake that helped the Portuguese side net their second crucial away goal in Turin.
The Juventus forward scored a perfect hat-trick in the opening 32 minutes of the match and the celebration for the third goal was a clear message to his aforementioned critics.
In the build-up to Sunday’s game against Cagliari, Ronaldo broke his silence on Instagram and posted a rather powerful message to his millions of followers.
The Portuguese’s caption on the post read: “More important than the number of falls you take in life, is how fast and how strong you get back on your feet… True champions never break! Our focus is already in Cagliari, in the Serie A struggle, in the Italian Cup final and in everything that we can still achieve this season.
“It’s true that the past belongs in museums (I should say!), but fortunately, football has memory… and so do I! History can’t be deleted, it’s written every single day with resilience, team spirit, persistence and lots of hard work. And those who don’t understand this, will never achieve glory and success.”