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

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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 Super Cup.

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

Ciro Immobile pulled one back for Lazio with a penalty within the 83rd.

Ronaldo and Immobile are stage atop the Italian league scoring chart with 30 every.

Also, Ronaldo turned the primary player to attain a minimum of 50 objectives 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

“Records are always important, but the most important thing is that the team wins,” Ronaldo stated. “We are a phenomenal team and we showed that again today, although we always want to improve and raise the bar.”

Both sides hit the publish within the first half; a headed volley from Juve’s Alex Sandro, and a long-range effort from Immobile.

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

[Attribution HT.]

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