Ronaldo scores twice as 10 man Juventus draw against Roma
Cristiano Ronaldo yet again became saviour as 10-man Juventus came from behind to draw 2-2 at Roma in Serie A on Sunday. The Portugal captain scored twice in the eventful match in Rome.
The defending champions twice fell behind to goals from Jordan Veretout – the first a penalty awarded for handball and the second a drive, assisted by former Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Cristiano has 186 braces scored in his career, more than any other player in history. pic.twitter.com/VRXRY4LLnJ
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Ronaldo made the score level at 1-1 from penalty, also given for handball.
Adrien Rabiot was then sent off for the visitors for a second bookable offence but Ronaldo salvaged a point with a towering header from Danilo’s cross.
The game was the second of Andrea Pirlo’s managerial reign at Juventus and was the first points dropped after their opening 3-0 win over Sampdoria.
Sunday’s result leaves Juventus in fifth place.
Roma are down in 13th on one point, as their opening day 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona was changed to a 3-0 defeat by Serie A because they fielded an ineligible player.