October 25, 2020

Serie A: Juventus close to title after Ronaldo scores twice beating Lazio – soccer

Over a three-minute span of the second half, Cristiano Ronaldo ensured Juventus wouldn’t lose to Lazio for a 3rd time this season. Ronaldo’s double strike in a 2-1 win on Monday meant Juventus may clinch a ninth straight Serie A title this week. With 4 rounds remaining, Juventus moved eight factors away from Inter Milan, 9 forward of Atalanta, and 11 in entrance of Lazio, which trailed the Bianconeri by only one level earlier than the break for the coronavirus pandemic.

Juventus earned a measure of revenge after dropping twice to Lazio in December — in Serie A and the Italian Tremendous Cup.

Ronaldo transformed a penalty after the VAR decided a handball, then completed off a counterattack following a beneficiant move from Paulo Dybala.

Ciro Motionless pulled one again for Lazio with a penalty within the 83rd.

Ronaldo and Motionless are degree atop the Italian league scoring chart with 30 every.

Additionally, Ronaldo grew to become the primary participant to attain at the least 50 targets within the Premier League, the Spanish Liga and Serie A. His 51 in Italy go along with his 84 within the Premier League, and 311 in La Liga

“Information are all the time vital, however a very powerful factor is that the crew wins,” Ronaldo mentioned. “We’re an exceptional crew and we confirmed that once more at the moment, though we all the time need to enhance and lift the bar.”

Either side hit the submit within the first half; a headed volley from Juve’s Alex Sandro, and a long-range effort from Motionless.

Ronaldo additionally headed off the crossbar after being arrange once more by Dybala.