Ronaldo hits 701st goal as Juventus pull clear in Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo and Miralem Pjanic sealed a 2-1 win for Juventus over Bologna to consolidate prime spot in Serie A.

Ronaldo was offered with a particular jersey earlier than kick-off to mark his 700th profession goal scored enjoying for Portugal throughout the week.

The 34-year-old hit his 701st after 19 minutes, with Pjanic including a second eight minutes after the break following a blunder by Brazilian defender Danilo, who had earlier pulled Bologna stage.

The defending champions are actually 4 factors clear of second-placed Inter Milan, who journey to Sassuolo on Sunday.

Atalanta keep third after throwing away a three-goal lead to attract 3-Three with Lazio, with fourth-placed Napoli closing the hole to only one level after Arkadiusz Milik’s double noticed off Verona.

“The road is the right one, but we need to work on some details. It was a good match blighted by three or four errors,” stated Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri whose aspect host Lokomotiv Moscow in Champions League motion on Tuesday.

Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic returned to the bench in Turin after his second course of chemotherapy as he battles most cancers.

And the guests got purpose to hope of snatching a uncommon level towards the Turin giants when Danilo responded to Ronaldo’s opener with a 29th-minute volley.

But Pjanic sealed victory together with his third goal in 4 video games in the 54th minute amid chaos in entrance of the Bologna goal.

Bologna keeper Lukasz Skorupski denied Ronaldo and in-form Gonzalo Higuain late earlier than each the crossbar and Gianluigi Buffon pissed off Federico Santander’s push for a last-gasp equaliser for the guests who slip to 12th place.

“We watched the Santander goal again, it was offside so VAR would have ruled it out,” stated Sarri.

“But I told the lads we mustn’t sit back on a lead, we should attack, otherwise we leave ourselves in these risky situations to the very end.”

– Immobile punishes Atalanta –

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Serie A main scorer Ciro Immobile’s late brace of penalties helped Lazio wipe out a three-goal deficit in an exciting 3-Three draw with Atalanta.

Atalanta, who journey to Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, had led 3-Zero with 21 minutes to go on the Stadio Olimpico.

But Immobile scored from the spot on 69 minutes and fewer than 60 seconds later arrange Joaquin Correa for the second, earlier than capping the comeback two minutes into damage time together with his ninth goal in eight league video games this time period.

“With penalties, nobody can understand a thing nowadays,” blasted Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

“Immobile went for a stroll, felt somebody contact him barely and dived.

“Even more, on the second penalty, Immobile put his foot in front of De Roon.”

Colombian Luis Muriel scored a first-half double for the Bergamo aspect as compatriot and star striker Duvan Zapata was sidelined injured.

Alejandro Gomez received the third eight minutes earlier than the break in a rematch of final season’s Italian Cup ultimate which the Romans gained.

But the guests misplaced momentum after the hour mark.

Immobile received one again from the spot after being introduced down by Jose Luis Palomino after which mixed with Correa for his or her second.

Immobile earned a late penalty after a Marten de Roon foul, celebrating wildly after changing to seize a dramatic level earlier than Lazio’s Europa League journey to Celtic subsequent week.

“I’m losing years of my life kicking penalties in the 90th minute,” stated 29-year-old Immobile, after scoring his third league goal from the spot this season.

Polish striker Milik scored in both half as Napoli received again to profitable methods on the Stadio San Paolo, after a goalless draw at Torino earlier than the worldwide break, earlier than their Champions League journey to Salzburg.

“I started the season with fitness problems so I’m hungry now for goals,” stated Milik, who additionally scored as Poland certified for Euro 2020 throughout the week.

Verona drops to 13th place.

Source: PTI News

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