Cristiano Ronaldo stunner helps Juventus go four points clear at prime of Serie A desk
Juventus secured a 3-1 win at lowly Genoa on Tuesday to remain 4 points clear on the prime of Serie A because of a solo purpose by Paulo Dybala, a long-range rocket from Cristiano Ronaldo and an beautiful curling shot by Douglas Costa.
Genoa held out defiantly till halftime with goalkeeper Mattia Perin saving all the things his former club might throw at him however they’d no reply to Juve’s particular person brilliance in the second interval.
Juve have 72 points from 29 games with Lazio on 68 after their 2-1 win at Torino earlier on Tuesday. Genoa stayed 17th with 26 points, one level and one place above the relegation zone however having played a game more than the underside three.
Perin made half a dozen last-ditch saves as Juventus penned Genoa into their very own half for almost the entire of the first half. The greatest probability fell to Ronaldo after Dybala slipped the ball by way of however Perin was again equal to it.
Their resistance was damaged 5 minutes after halftime when Dybala collected the ball simply exterior the realm, slalomed past three defenders and scored with a deflected shot.
Seven minutes later, Ronaldo acquired Miralem Pjanic’s cross simply contained in the Genoa half, burst ahead and, as the house defence backed off, unleashed a ferocious long-range drive for his 24th league purpose of the season.
He was nearly outdone by substitute Costa who curled his shot past Perin from the sting of the realm in the 73rd minute.
Andrea Pinamonti slipped past Juan Cuadrado and scored from a slim angle for Genoa’s comfort, the first purpose Juventus have conceded in 5 games in all competitions because the restart of the season.
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