In that case, Juventus faced the match with Atletico after losing 2-0 the first leg in the Metropolitan and the three goals of the Portuguese in the return sent the team then trained by Massimiliano Allegri to the quarterfinals of the maximum continental competition. CR7 scored back and forth from the quarters to Ajax, but the path of his team crashed in that round. This season, Cristiano signs 13 goals in Serie A (marking in five consecutive days) and two in the Champions League, contributing to the classification to the round of 16 as first group. The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus Turin striker, signed on Monday, in the league game won 4-0 against Cagliari in the Turin Allianz Stadium, the 56th triplet of his career, the first in the Italian Serie A. Cristiano started 2020 with a great performance and reached 13 goals in Serie A, placing six goals away from the top gunner of the tournament, Ciro Immobile, which allowed Juventus to momentarily take the lead alone while waiting for what Inter Milan in the field of Naples does on Monday. The Portuguese striker already signed 56 triplets in his career, between the clubs and the Portuguese national team, but he had never managed to score three goals in the Italian Serie A, competition in which he has played since the summer of 2018 after signing for Juventus from Real Madrid. Cristiano celebrates one of his goals for Cagliari.Juventus “The most important thing is the team. We play very well. Marking goals is always a joy, but what counts most is to win and increase the pressure on Inter,” said Cristiano at the end of the game, in statements to Italian television Sky Sport . “We are improving game after game, not only in defense but also in attack and in the midfield.” The new year began in the best way for Cristiano, who until now had only marked a triplet with the Juventus shirt, last March against Atlético Madrid in the round of the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Loyola (2-10, 0-1 MVC) dropped its conference opener at UNI, 70-41, Friday night. The Ramblers trailed the Panthers, 17-12, at the end of the first quarter, but scored just eight points in the second quarter as UNI pulled away for the victory. Loyola is coached by Kate Achter, who is in her second season at the helm. The Ramblers are led in scoring by freshman Abby O’Connor at 9.8 points per game. The Valley on ESPN3 Live Audio For the eighth time this season, Drake recorded more than 20 team assists, totaling 23 on 29 field goals against the Crusaders. Redshirt junior Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) tallied a career-high 12 and just missed her first career points/assists double-double with nine points. The Bulldogs rank fifth in the nation in assists per game at 21.9, a total that is seven more than the next closest team, Bradley, in the Valley. Following Sunday’s game, Drake travels to Missouri State Jan. 5. Tipoff with the Bears is set for 7 p.m. and the action will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Live Stats Buy Tickets Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team closes 2017 with a New Year’s Eve contest against Loyola Sunday afternoon at the Knapp Center. Tipoff with the Ramblers is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Story Links Drake Game Notes Drake (6-7, 1-0 MVC) dominated Valparaiso, 86-50, in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams on Friday night. The Bulldogs held the Crusaders scoreless for more than three minutes to start the game and built a 17-2 lead helped by two three-pointers by junior Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa). Miller, who came off the bench, finished with a career-high 18 points in just 17 minutes behind a 6-of-9 shooting night, including knocking down three three-pointers. Miller and the rest of the Bulldogs’ bench finished with 56 points as they outscored the entire Valpo team.