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Juventus attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has hit a century of goals for his club following his strike in the 3-1 win over Sassuoloin the league. The Portugal national team captain scored one of the goals as the Old Lady kept their Champions League hopes alive with an important victory.


Portugal international Ronaldo scored the second Juventus goal on the stroke of half-time as he added to his tally in the league. The 36-year-old is on course to win his first Golden Boot Award in the Italian Serie A at the end of his third season. He now has 28 goals in the league with his goal against Sassuolo.

Ronaldo scored just before the end of the first half to add to the opening goal from Frenchman Adrien Rabiot just before the half hour mark.

Juventus have veteran goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon to thank for their two-goal lead at the interval after he saved a penalty from Italian international Domenico Berardi on 16 minutes after Italian forward Giacomo Raspadori was brought down by Old Lady centre back Leonardo Bonucci.

Raspadori pulled one back for the home team just before the hour mark before petite Argentine forward Paolo Dybala took the game beyond the reach of Sassuolo with the third Juventus goal midway into the second half. The goal from Dybala took him to a century of goals in a Juventus shirt.

Portugal player Ronaldo and Argentine international Dybalahave now scored 100 goals each for Juventus with their goals against Sassuolo.

Juventus are in danger of not making it into the Champions League next season and they needed a win to maintain the gap between them and the top four teams ahead of the final two games of the season. Juventus are in fifth place but only first four teams will qualify for the Champions League. The Old Lady need the likes of Atalanta, AC Milan and Napoli in second, third and fourth spot respectively to drop points in the final two games of the season.