Embattled Ronaldo Scores As Juventus Beat Udinese 2-0
Cristiano Ronaldo , embroiled in R @pe allegations, scored for Juventus in Saturday’ s Serie A game against Udinese .
The Portuguese forward lashed in the second goal for the Italian champions after 37 minutes from the left following a cross from Croatia’ s Mario Mandzukic.
It was his fourth this season for Juventus , with the 33- year – old celebrating wildly with his teammates .
Ronaldo showed no sign of being under pressure despite the damaging accusations made against him and which threaten his multi- million euro sporting empire.
US police on Monday re- opened an investigation into accusations by former American model Kathryn Mayorga that the five- time Ballon d ’Or winner R @ped her in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009.
Ronaldo has strenuously denied the claims , and Juventus have so far stood behind the 33 -year – old superstar , who moved to Turin in the summer in a 100 million euro ($115 million) deal from Real Madrid .
He arrived at Udinese ’s compact Stadio Friuli and was greeted by the enthusiastic cries of dozens of children waiting for the two team buses.
During warm – up before the game he was even approached by a child who came onto the pitch to ask for his autograph.