Watch Cristiano Ronaldo score from tight angle as he punishes Handanovic blunder in Juventus' Coppa Italia win vs Inter
CRISTIANO RONALDO kept his cool to pounce on Samir Handonovic's blunder and score from a tight angle.
And it proved a crucial goal as it won Juventus their Coppa Italia semi-final first leg against Inter.
With the score tied at 1-1 ten minutes before half-time at the San Siro, the Slovenian goalkeeper came rushing out of his area to try and claim a loose ball.
A lack of communication saw Alessandro Bastoni also go for it – and the defender tried to sweep up by taking a touch.
But his attempt at controlling the situation backfired spectacularly when Ronaldo arrived on the scene to pick his pocket.
And despite the narrowing angle, the Portuguese star made no mistake on the left edge of the box with his so-called 'weaker' foot, the ball clipping the far post on its way into the unguarded net.
One fan wrote: "Great example of why to always chase down the ball as a striker."
Lautaro Martinez had put Inter ahead with nine minutes on the clock in the semi-final first leg.
That man Ronaldo levelled it up on 26 minutes from the penalty spot.
He slammed his brilliant spot-kick straight down the middle into the roof of the net – no blame attached to Handanovic for that one.
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But his moment of madness later in the first half means it is advantage Juve ahead of next Tuesday's second leg in Turin.
Napoli take on Atalanta in the other semi-final.
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