Juventus and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Serie A hat-trick as Juventus beat Cagliari 4-0 in the opening league game of year 2020.

Cristiano Ronaldo took advantage of a Ragnar Klavan error early in the second half to give the champions the lead, before scoring a penalty after Marko Rog fouled Paulo Dybala.

The Portuguese legend Ronaldo then set up Gonzalo Higuain to put Juve 3-0 up.Moments later he got his 56th career hat-trick when he slipped the ball under goalkeeper Robin Olsen.

The 34-year-old is in his best scoring run since his £99.2m move from Real Madrid in 2018, scoring in each of his last five Serie A games.

Juventus overtake Inter Milan to go top in Serie A, but Inter can go back to the summit if they beat Napoli.It was Ronaldo’s second hat-trick for Juve, having scored three against Atletico Madrid in last season’s Champions League last-16 tie.

He has scored three hat-tricks for Portugal since then.The former Manchester United forward is the first player since Alexis Sanchez to score a hat-trick in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.

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