Cristiano’s double puts Juventus on the edge of the title

Cristiano's double puts Juventus on the edge of the title

The Portuguese scored in duplicate for the 2-1 win over Lazio, which leaves Sarri’s team at the top of Serie A with eight points away over Inter.

After three consecutive games without getting a victory, Juventus he won again and did so against one of his pursuers. La Vecchia Signora defeated 2-1 Lazio at Allianz Stadium with a double of Cristiano Ronaldo and was on the verge of obtaining a new Scudetto. Ciro Immobile of penal discounted for the capital.

The team led by Maurizio Sarri took just ten minutes to generate the first chance of danger facing the goal defended by Thomas Strakosha, with a header from Alex Sandro that crashed into the right post. The visitors reacted quickly and Danilo Cataldi almost opened the scoring with a shot from the edge of the area that went slightly off target.

After that exchange of attacks, both closed well in defense until the last stretch of the first half, when Juve returned to worry with a shot by Rabiot, which was well covered by the goalkeeper, and with a header from Ronaldo, who passed near the right post. Immobile also had a chance before the break with a mid-range right hand that bounced off the post.

La Vecchia Signora was planted in a rival field from the start of the complement and at 51 ‘he took advantage with a penalty kick executed by the Portuguese star, after a hand inside the area that was charged by the referee after seeing the repetition in the VAR.

The 1-0 did not seem enough to the Bianconeri and in three minutes he scored the second. Paulo Dybala commanded a counterattack with a lot of field in his favor and assisted Ronaldo so that he only had to push the ball towards the net.

Juventus’ attacking duo gained confidence with the advantage on the scoreboard and came close to turning the win into a win. The Portuguese could not reach the hat-trick because his header at 66 ‘was returned by the crossbar, and the Argentine could not score his goal because Strakosha prevented it.

Leonardo Bonucci fouled Immobile inside the area and the striker himself converted the penalty kick into a goal with seven minutes to go. The discount revived the visitors, who pressed until the final whistle without being able to reach the tie.

With this result, Juventus accumulates 80 points at the top of the Serie A table, eight more than Inter, its most immediate pursuer. Four days remain before the end of the league and the Turin team could become champion on Thursday. For that he will have to win on his visit to Udinese and hope that Inter and Atalanta cannot add up to three.

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