Juventus 3-0 Dynamo Kyiv: Cristiano Ronaldo bags 750th career goal

Juventus 3-0 Dynamo Kyiv: Cristiano Ronaldo bags 750th career goal as Federico Chiesa and Alvaro Morata score… but Italians all-but miss out on Group G top spot to Barcelona

  • Juventus welcomed Group E rivals Dynamo Kyiv to Turin of Wednesday night 
  • Federico Chiesa ran the show, scoring and setting-up Juve’s other two goals
  • The Italian headed in his first Champions League goal to open the scoring 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo added a close-range tap in after the break from Chiesa’s cross
  • Forward Alvaro Morata then scored with a cool finish inside the penalty area  
  • Stephanie Frappart become the first woman to referee in the competition

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 750th goal of his remarkable career in Juventus’ 3-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv, as Stephanie Frappart became the first female to referee a Champions League match.

Federico Chiesa, with his first-ever Champions League goal, and Alvaro Morata were also on target while Ronaldo reached another milestone although it was far from his most spectacular goal as the ball appeared to go in off his shin.

The 35-year-old has scored 450 goals for Real Madrid, 118 for Manchester United, 102 for Portugal, 75 for Juventus and five for his first club, Sporting.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal to help Juventus to a 3-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv

The Portuguese icon tapped-in from close-range after a superb cross from Federico Chiesa 

The match saw Stephanie Frappart become the first woman to referee a Champions League tie

With Juventus already qualified from Group G and Dynamo Kyiv already eliminated, the main interest was focused on Frappart but the Frenchwoman was barely noticed – usually regarded as a good sign for a referee’s performance.

Frappart, who made her Ligue 1 debut in April last year, booked three players and ignored one penalty shout from the Ukrainians in the first half when Benjamin Verbic went down under a challenge from Leonardo Bonucci.

Juve, second in the group with 12 points and three behind Barcelona, went ahead in the 21st minute when Chiesa scored with a textbook downward header from Alex Sandro’s teasing cross.

Chiesa opened the scoring with bullet header, scoring his first ever goal in the competition 

The Italian had a night to remember, also setting up Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata’s goals 

The former Chelsea striker struck inside the box, confidently bending in after making space

Despite victory, Juventus now need an 8-0 victory over Barcelona next week to top Group G

His first goal in the competition came just over 20 years after his father Enrico scored his last, for Fiorentina against Bordeaux.

Ronaldo side-footed against the bar before halftime but, as usual, the Portuguese was not to be denied and was on target in the 57th minute with his tenth goal in eight games this season.

Chiesa whipped in a low cross, goalkeeper Georgiy Bushchan palmed it against Morata and Ronaldo scored from close range. The goal was confirmed after a VAR review.

Chiesa was also involved in setting up the third goal for Morata in the 66th minute to round off a convincing Juventus display.

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