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Serie A: Ronaldo Inspires Comeback As Juventus Beat Rivals Napoli 3-1.



Juventus maintained the perfect start to the new season and recorded a seventh straight league win, but fell behind at the Allianz Stadium after 10 minutes when Dries Mertens scored from close range.

Cristiano Ronaldo, though, soon inspired the start of an impressive comeback, his floated cross headed in by Mandzukic.

The Croatian frontman added another early in the second half after Ronaldo’s low shot had come back off the post.

Napoli full-back Mario Rui was sent off on the hour for collecting a second yellow card and defender Leonardo Bonucci added a late third following a corner.

Juventus are now some six points clear of Napoli, laying down an early Scudetto marker.

“We played well, against a good Napoli side, although we made a lot of tactical errors in the first period of the match,” Allegri said at a press conference.

“It was very good play from Cristiano Ronaldo on the first goal and from that moment we improved.

“It did annoy me, however, that we basically stopped playing when we were 11 against 10. We could have tried to get the ball forward, but we didn’t – plus they could well have equalised through Jose Callejon.”

Allegri added: “We still need to improve. We are still making errors of judgement.

“Let’s not forget that we’ve got a lot of clashes with our title rivals still to play – there are a certain number of games you need to win.”

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