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Cristiano Ronaldo news: Juventus star continues incredible finals record with header in Supercoppa 

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1.32K   //    17 Jan 2019, 11:30 IST

Juventus v AC Milan - Italian Supercup
Juventus v AC Milan - Italian Supercup

What's the story?

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo added to his long record tally as the Portuguese ace's header helped the Bianconeri win the Supercoppa Italiana over AC Milan on Wednesday.

In case you didn't know...

The win marks Ronaldo's first silverware with Juventus, having moved to the Old Lady in a staggering €100 million move only last summer. 

Juventus walked into the game with a new sense of confidence and with the hopes of finally winning the competition, as they had only been able to finish as runner-ups in the previous two seasons.

The game saw a Blaise Matuidi offside and a strong Patrick Cutrone effort before Ronaldo's header decided the game in the 61st minute.

The heart of the matter

With the goal, Ronaldo has now netted eight times in his last seven club finals, proving once again that he more than shows up for the big games.

According to Goal, the former Real Madrid man had also scored two goals in the Los Blancos side's three victorious Champions League finals. The 33-year-old also scored against longstanding rivals Barcelona in the 2017 Spanish Super Cup. In addition, he also found the net four times in two Club World Cup finals (2016 and 2017).

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri was full of praise for the forward telling Rai Sport, "We signed Cristiano Ronaldo because he is decisive and scores big goals. He scored a great goal and moved very well, but the whole team put in a good performance."

"There were a few too many counter-attacks - we should've had more moves like the [Paulo] Dybala disallowed goal. Instead, we kept trying to move it around too quickly and allowed Milan some counters, forcing us to sprint back." added the manager.

What's next?

Juventus is next set to face Chievo in a Serie A game with the hopes of extending their lead at the top of the table and eventually winning their eighth consecutive league title.

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