Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a long-range rocket on an evening when every Juventus objective was extra 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 received 2-1 at Torino earlier Tuesday.


Since dropping the Italian Cup closing to Napoli in a penalty shootout, Juventus has received all three of its league matches within the restart.

“We produced a ton of possibilities and we scored three stunning targets,” Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri stated. “That exhibits that our bodily situation is enhancing.”


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

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Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, proper, runs with the ball in the course of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Genoa and Juventus on the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy, Tuesday, June 30, 2020.  
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Seven minutes later it was Ronaldo’s flip. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner gathered a move close to midfield, charged towards the objective and unleashed a blistering effort from 22 meters into the highest nook previous the outstretched Perin.

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

To not be outdone, substitute Douglas Costa made it 3-0 by curling in a shot from past the realm contained in the far publish as Genoa’s protection appeared on helplessly.

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

Dybala and Ronaldo had scored whereas enjoying collectively solely as soon as earlier than the break for the coronavirus pandemic. For the reason that restart, they’ve scored collectively in three out of three video games.

“They’re searching for one another extra and so they’ve realized that by serving to one another they will each develop into way more productive,” Sarri stated.

Lazio comeback

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Torino’s Andrea Belotti and Lazio’s Francesco Acerbi, proper, vie for the ball in the course of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Torino and Lazio on the Olimpico Grande Torino stadium in Turin, Italy Tuesday, June 30, 2020.  
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Three days after coming again to beat Fiorentina 2-1, Lazio did it once more to beat Torino by the identical rating.

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

A handball from Motionless led to Bellotti’s penalty and means the striker will miss Saturday’s recreation in opposition to AC Milan with a suspension.

However Motionless made up for his error with an professional end shortly after the break to lift his complete to 29 targets in 29 video games — on tempo to interrupt Gonzalo Higuain’s Serie A document of 36 targets in 2015-16.

Motionless additionally 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 factors above the drop zone.

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