Sampdoria chief jokes Cristiano Ronaldo should have been booked for goal

Sampdoria chief jokes Cristiano Ronaldo should have been booked for goal

- Cristiano Ronaldo scored his tenth goal of the season in Juventus' 2-1 win over Sampdoria

- The 34-year-old was lifted his body eight-feet up to connect with a cross to score the winning goal for the Old Lady

- Sampdoria chief Ferrero jokingly said Ronaldo should have been booked for the goal

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Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning header for Juventus in their 2-1 away win against Sampdoria has continued to generate reactions from all and sundry.

The Portuguese superstar jumped eight feet before connecting with the ball in the air and technically sent the ball into the net.

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero stylishly said the 34-year-old should have been given a warning card for the stunning move.

The 68-year-old football administrator joked: "I must say that Ronaldo had to be booked after that leap. It was as if he was taking off like an aeroplane! Cristiano won the game, but my boys defended well."

Ronaldo's goal in the game stretched his Serie A goal tally to ten this campaign, while he has just two goals in six Champions League meetings this campaign.

Juventus tem[porarily at the summit of the Italian League table with 42 points after 17 matches and they will hope they maintain the status quo before embarking on Christmas holiday.

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However, the result between Inter Milan Milan and Genoa will determine who occupies the position this period, learnt.

Antonio Conte's men have more goals and a win for them will catapult them back to the top of the table.

It was earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo unleashed his incredible prodigy and shut down his critics with a brilliant 8ft 5in header to hand Juventus a vital 2-1 win over tough Sampdoria.

The Portuguese, at 34, once again proved age is just a number when he rose into the air, hanged for seconds before blasting in a match-winning header into the net in the 45th minute.

The astonishing brilliance saw him increase his tally to 10 strikes in 14 Serie A appearances since the beginning of the season under manager Mauricio Sarri.

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