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Ronaldo sets up all three goals as Juve beat Napoli

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Ronaldo sets up all three goals as Juve beat Napoli
Soccer Football - Serie A - Juventus v Lazio - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - August 25, 2018 Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Lazio's Marco Parolo and Lucas Leiva REUTERS/Massimo Pinca   -   Copyright  MASSIMO PINCA(Reuters)
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TURIN (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo was involved in all three of his team’s goals as Juventus came from behind to beat Napoli 3-1 in a Serie A top-of-the-table clash on Saturday to maintain their perfect start to the season.

Dries Mertens gave Napoli a 10th-minute lead before Ronaldo provided a perfect cross for Mario Mandzukic to head the equaliser after 26 minutes.

Mandzukic struck again four minutes after halftime, turning in a rebound after Ronaldo hit the post, and defender Leonardo Bonucci turned a Ronaldo header into the net in the 76th minute to complete the win Napoli were down to 10 men by then after Mario Rui was sent off for a second bookable offence. Leaders Juventus, aiming for an eighth title in a row, have 21 points from seven games, six clear of second-placed Napoli, last season’s runners-up.

(Reporting by Brian Homewood, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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