Tuesday, 23 February 2021 11:39

Staff Reporter.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two headers as Juventus beat bottom side Crotone to go within eight points of leaders Inter Milan.

Ronaldo turned home an Alex Sandro cross before powering a header in from Aaron Ramsey's ball, his 70th Serie A goal in just over two and a half years.

Crotone are the 78th team in Europe's top five leagues to concede a league goal to Ronaldo.

Weston McKennie scored Juve's third from close range.

Ronaldo is now Serie A's top scorer this season, with 18 - overtaking Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku.

"The desire we have to return to the top makes me feel comfortable," Andrea Pirlo said. "The attitude of the players also pleases me.

"When we have more players free from injury I will have more choice and this also makes me feel comfortable. We know that Inter are a great team and we know we have to fight [to win the title]."

Crotone remain rooted to the foot of the table with 12 points from 23 games, eight points from the safety zone.