Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo’s rocket powers Juventus to 3-1 win at Genoa

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a long-range rocket on an evening when each Juventus purpose was more spectacular than the opposite in a 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Genoa. Chasing a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title, the victory restored Juventus’ four-point lead over Lazio, which won 2-1 at Torino earlier Tuesday. Since losing the Italian Cup final to Napoli in a penalty shootout, Juventus has won all three of its league matches in the restart.

“We produced a ton of possibilities and we scored three stunning objectives,” Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri stated. “That reveals that our physical situation is bettering.”

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Paulo Dybala opened the scoring shortly after the break by evading three defenders before firing in a low shot that Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin, who’s on mortgage from Juventus, might only get a weak hand on.

Seven minutes later it was Ronaldo’s flip. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner gathered a move close to midfield, charged towards the purpose and unleashed a blistering effort from 22 yards (meters) into the highest nook past the outstretched Perin.

It was Ronaldo’s first purpose in open play of the restart after changing penalties in his earlier two matches, and it raised his tally to 24 in 25 Serie A matches this season.

Not to be outdone, substitute Douglas Costa made it 3-Zero by curling in a shot from past the realm contained in the far publish as Genoa’s protection appeared on helplessly.

Andrea Pinamonti then pulled one back for Genoa from a good angle.

Dybala and Ronaldo had scored whereas playing collectively just once before the break for the coronavirus pandemic. Since the restart, they’ve scored collectively in three out of three games.

“They’re searching for one another more they usually’ve realized that by serving to one another they’ll each turn out to be rather more productive,” Sarri stated.


Three days after coming back to beat Fiorentina 2-1, Lazio did it again to beat Torino by the identical rating.

Ciro Immobile and Marco Parolo scored second-half objectives to cancel out an early penalty from Andrea Bellotti.

A handball from Immobile led to Bellotti’s penalty and means the striker will miss Saturday’s game against AC Milan with a suspension.

But Immobile made up for his error with an professional end shortly after the break to lift his tally to 29 objectives in 29 games — on tempo to interrupt Gonzalo Higuain’s Serie A record of 36 objectives in 2015-16.

Immobile also matched his private greatest for a Serie A season set two years in the past.

Parolo scored the winner with a deflected shot from simply past the realm.

Torino is 14th, six points above the drop zone.

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