Ronaldo’s Barca brace secures top spot

Juventus and Ronaldo earn the bragging rights at Camp Nou

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his second goalagainst Barcelona at Camp Nou. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his second goalagainst Barcelona at Camp Nou. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

 

Cristiano Ronaldo netted two penalties as Juventus out-classed Barcelona 3-0 at the Camp Nou to claim top spot in Champions League Group G on Tuesday.

Ronaldo scored from the spot in the 13th minute before a stunning Weston McKennie volley put the Italian champions two goals up seven minutes later.

Ronaldo got his second penalty when Clement Lenglet was penalised for handball seven minutes after the restart.

Both sides had already qualified for the knockout stages before kick-off. They end the group phase on 15 points each but Juve take first place by virtue of a superior head-to-head record.

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