Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed the show for Juventus as they comfortably defeat Cagliari on Sunday to maintain the pressure in the Serie A title race.
The 36-year-old striker found the net with a header, a right-footed penalty and a left-foot shot and celebrated by pointing to his ear in an apparent response to recent criticism.
Ronaldo and Italian champions were under pressure to following a disappointing European elimination against Porto on Tuesday.
The Portuguese mojo took just ten minutes to open the scoring with a powerful close-range header before adding to his tally from the penalty spot.
They enjoyed a comfortable victory despite Giovanni Simeone’s second-half strike for the hosts and are now third with 55 points, 10 behind leaders Inter Milan with a game in hand.
It was Cagliari coach Leonardo Sempliciâs first defeat since taking over in February and left his side in 17th place on 22 points, two clear of the relegation zone.
Elsewhere in Italy, Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan stretched their unbeaten run to ten matches with a narrow victory over Torino and extended their lead to nine points.
AC Milan to just one point with their 16th win of the season as Ronaldo took his season’s tally to 23 goals.