Udinese forward Lorenzo Lucca mirrors Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic header for Juventus in stunning Goal against Verona

Lorenzo Lucca, the Udinese striker, netted two goals against Hellas Verona on Sunday, one of which involved an impressive leap and header reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo's style.

Lorenzo Lucca Recreates Cristiano's Iconic High Header Goal
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On loan from Pisa, the striker netted the fifth goal of the game with a towering header off a left-sided cross from Florian Thauvin, seemingly suspended in the air for what felt like an eternity. The goal bore striking resemblance to Ronaldo’s incredible header against Sampdoria in 2019 during his Juventus tenure, where he leaped an astonishing 2.56 meters (8 feet 5 inches).

The match showcased Cyril Ngone’s brilliant bicycle kick, which leveled the score for Verona in the 61st minute, just moments before Lucca’s header. Ending in a thrilling 3-3 draw, the game witnessed Thomas Henry’s equalizer for the away team deep into the seventh minute of added time, nullifying Lucca’s earlier header. This draw sees Udinese moving away from the relegation zone, while Verona remains entrenched in it, tied on points with Cagliari in 19th place.

The Italian forward and his team will soon face league leaders Inter Milan at San Siro on Sunday, December 10. Simon Inzaghi’s squad secured an impressive 3-0 win against reigning champions Napoli later in the day on Sunday.

Lorenzo Lucca

Lorenzo Lucca

Forwarder

ItalyItaly

Age: 24

201 cm

kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 26 0 Missed
Minutes 1694 65.2 Avg
Goals 6 0.2 Avg
Assist 3 0.1 Avg
Attempt 20 0.8 Avg
Passes 291 11.258.7% AvgSucc
Yellow 3 0.1 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 14 times for 737 minutes for Serie A.

Lorenzo Lucca scored 4 goals for Udinese. He procured one assist. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 16th in Serie A. In the last match Udinese drew 3-3 against Hellas Verona.

Udinese performance and stats

Udinese

Manager: Gabriele Cioffi
Rank 15th
Win 3
Draw 14
Loss 9
Goals 25-40
Diff -15

Udinese is currently 16th in the Serie A with 12 points.

In the last 14 games, it has won once, drawn 9 times, and lost 4 times. In its last match, Udinese drawn 3-3 against Hellas Verona.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 12 goals and conceding 21.​

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Forwarder, Midfielder

PortugalPortugal

Age: 39

187 cm

83 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 20 1 Missed
Minutes 1796 89.8 Avg
Goals 21 1.1 Avg
Assist 9 0.5 Avg
Attempt 27 1.4 Avg
Passes 601 30.181.0% AvgSucc
Yellow 1 0.1 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 14 times for 1256 minutes for Pro League.

Cristiano Ronaldo  scored 14 goals for Al Nassr. He procured 7 assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 2nd in Pro League. In the last match Al Nassr lost 3-0 against Al Hilal. The next match in Pro League will be against Al Riyadh.

Al Nassr performance and stats

Al Nassr

Manager: Luís Ribeiro de Castro
Rank 2nd
Win 17
Draw 1
Loss 3
Goals 60-26
Diff 34

Al Nassr is currently 2nd in the Pro League with 34 points.

In the last 15 games, it has won 11 times, drawn once, and lost 3 times. In its last match, Al Nassr lost 3-0 against Al Hilal.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 39 goals and conceding 18.​

Al Nassr will play the next match in Pro League against Al Riyadh on Thursday 7th of December in Riyadh.​