Cristiano Ronaldo saved Juventus' run at an unbeaten season with a late header on what was supposed to be a day off

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  • Juventus remained unbeaten through 18 matches with a 2-2 draw against Atalanta on Boxing Day.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo did not start for the first time since joining Juve.
  • Manager Massimiliano Allegri said his star player was available but wanted him to get some rest and it was thought that Ronaldo would not play.
  • When Juventus fell behind, 2-1, in the second half and were down to 10 men, Ronaldo entered the match in the 65th minute.
  • Ronaldo leveled the match in the 78th minute on a header with the second touch off a corner kick.
  • Juventus now has 16 wins and two draws on the season.

Here is the goal, via ESPN+:

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