Juventus 3-1 Udinese: Ronaldo hits brace

Juventus 3-1 Udinese: Ronaldo hits brace

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals to help Juventus beat Udinese 3-1 in Sunday's Serie A fixture.

It was the fourth consecutive game Ronaldo will be scoring as Juventus momentarily move to top of the table.

The 34-year-old blasted in a crisp shot from the edge of the area for the first goal in the 9th minute.

He then smashed in a first-time shot from Gonzalo Higuain's through ball before Leonardo Bonucci headed home to make it 3-0 before the break.

Ignacio Pussetto pulled one back for Udinese in the 90th minute to end the tie at 3-1.

Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon made his 646th Serie A appearance, one less than Paolo Maldini's record. It was Buffon's 700th league appearance including Serie B and the French top flight.