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VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo scores stunning goal for Juventus v. Lyon

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Cristiano Ronaldo amazing goal video? Cristiano Ronaldo amazing goal video.

Yep, we’ve all been here before.

Ronaldo, 35, smashed home an unstoppable shot to put Juventus ahead on the night and level on aggregate against Lyon ini the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg, as the Portuguese superstar scored his second of the game in style.

Season after season, Ronaldo does this time and time again as he’s now scored 37 goals in all competitions for Juventus this season. He’s 35. This just isn’t normal and all of those who doubted Ronaldo’s move to Juventus should watch him deliver week in, week out and be made to eat their words.

As for this game, he turned it on its head as things did not start well for Juventus at all.

After Memphis Depay scored an early penalty kick to put Lyon ahead in Turin, that meant Juventus had to win at least 3-1 on the night to reach the Champions League quarterfinals.

Ronaldo scored a penalty just before half time to make it 1-1 and the comeback was on, then this stunning strike made it 2-1 on the night to Juventus and set up a grand finale.

Watch on in awe as Ronaldo cut in from the right and smashed home with his ‘weaker’ left foot. Safe to say that Ronaldo will have a sore back after carrying Juventus.

Juventus win record ninth straight Serie A title

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Juventus won their ninth straight Serie A title on Sunday as they beat Sampdoria 2-0.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a beauty off a well-worked free kick for his 31st goal of the season, then Federico Bernardeschi sealed the win in the second half as another Scudetto is heading to I Bianconeri.

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Ronaldo also missed a penalty kick in the second half as he is now three goals behind Ciro Immobile in the race for the Serie A golden boot with two games to go in Italy’s top-flight.

Juventus have stumbled over the line in the title race as they had won just one of their five games before beating Sampdoria as they finish above Inter Milan, Atalanta and Lazio who all couldn’t stay in touch in the title race after the restart.

The league title is the first of Sarri’s coaching career and caps a solid first season back in Italy for the former Napoli coach. At times Juventus have struggled this season but Ronaldo has been on a mission and they now switch their focus to the UEFA Champions League as they host Lyon in their Round of 16 second leg on Aug. 7, trailing 1-0 from the first leg in France in February.

Juventus have now won 36 league titles in Italy, a record among Europe’s top five leagues, and their ninth title win in a row aligns them with Celtic and Ludogorets who are currently also on a run of ninth league titles on the spin.

Take a look below at the scenes below as Juventus’ players and coaching staff celebrated in their home stadium.


Serie A State of Play: Races for scudetto, capocannoniere, UEL, safety

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The league with the most matches left on its domestic calendar for the 2019-20 season is Serie A, and there’s plenty to like about the race for top four placement and the capocannoniere.

But is the scudetto race run?

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Juventus is chasing a ninth-straight Serie A crown and for a while looked to have a stiff challenge from Lazio. But the Roman side fell off the map and sealed their fate as mere chasers by losing 2-1 to The Old Lady on Monday.

Scudetto settled?

Once Juve’s top challenger for the league, Lazio dipped into fourth with Monday’s loss and is 11 points back of The Old Lady.

Juve’s 80 points are six clear of second-place Atalanta and eight ahead of third-place Inter with four matches to play for Juve and Inter and three for Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta.

The schedule is favorable to Juve, too. Juve finishes with Udinese, Sampdoria, Cagliari, and Roma.

Atalanta and Inter still meet, while the former still has Milan and the latter Napoli.

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Unless Lazio falls off a map and Roma wins out, the top four is settled.

So is the identity of the next three, provided the same situation doesn’t befall Roma or AC Milan while Sassuolo or Verona gets red hot (Napoli is safe and will join the UEL group stage after winning the Italian Cup over Juventus).

It’s going to come down to whether Milan (56 points) can pass Roma (58) to go from UEL qualifying rounds to group stage. Roma can still qualify for the UCL by winning the 2019-20 UEL, where they face Sevilla in the Round of 16.

Capocannoniere

It’s going to be Immobile or Ronaldo unless Romelu Lukaku goes on a historic run and outscored both by 10 over Inter’s final four outings.

Both Ronaldo and Immobile have scored 12 of their 30 goals from the spot.

Immobile has twice won the capocannoniere, once in 2013-14 with Torino and in 2017-18 with Lazio. Ronaldo has yet to lead Italy in scoring during his brief tenure in the league.

Remaining opponents for Juve are Udinese, Sampdoria, Cagliari, and Roma, while Lazio meets Cagliari, Verona, Brescia, and Napoli. That’s about even, with Udinese surprisingly tough at the back and on both lists.

Relegation

SPAL is going down and Brescia is close. The 19th-place Rondinelle are nine points back of safety with 12 points available to them.

Lecce’s in 18th and more than one win from safety, four points behind Genoa and seven behind Udinese. Torino’s eight ahead of 18th and you’d estimate they’ll be safe along with Udinese.

Genoa faces Sampdoria, Inter Milan, Sassuolo, and Verona. Only Samp is bottom half so there is reason for concern.

Lecce’s run for safety would require plenty of points from home matches with Brescia and Parma sandwiched around trips to Bologna and Udinese. So there’s reason for hope there, too, though Lecce’s only claimed one point from three matches since stunning Lazio.

STANDINGS*

*Sassuolo and AC Milan are playing as of post-time

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
 Juventus 34 25 5 4 72 36 36 15-2-0 10-3-4 80
 Atalanta 35 22 8 5 95 44 51 12-2-4 10-6-1 74
 Inter Milan 34 21 9 4 74 36 38 10-5-2 11-4-2 72
 Lazio 34 21 6 7 69 37 32 12-3-2 9-3-5 69
 Roma 34 17 7 10 63 46 17 9-4-5 8-3-5 58
 Napoli 34 16 8 10 55 45 10 8-3-6 8-5-4 56
 AC Milan 34 16 8 10 53 43 10 8-5-4 8-3-6 56
 Sassuolo 34 13 9 12 63 58 5 7-3-6 6-6-6 48
 Verona 34 11 12 11 42 42 0 8-5-4 3-7-7 45
 Bologna 35 11 10 14 48 58 -10 4-7-6 7-3-8 43
 Cagliari 34 10 12 12 49 50 -1 6-4-7 4-8-5 42
 Fiorentina 34 10 12 12 43 45 -2 4-8-6 6-4-6 42
 Sampdoria 34 12 5 17 45 56 -11 6-4-7 6-1-10 41
 Parma 34 11 7 16 47 50 -3 6-2-9 5-5-7 40
 Torino 34 11 4 19 41 62 -21 7-3-7 4-1-12 37
 Udinese 34 9 9 16 32 48 -16 5-6-6 4-3-10 36
 Genoa 34 8 9 17 42 64 -22 6-1-10 2-8-7 33
 Lecce 34 7 8 19 42 76 -34 3-5-9 4-3-10 29
 Brescia 34 6 6 22 32 71 -39 3-4-10 3-2-12 24
 SPAL 34 5 4 25 24 64 -40 2-3-11 3-1-14 19

Cristiano Ronaldo sets more records as Juve approaches scudetto (video)

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Juventus took its biggest step yet toward a ninth-consecutive scudetto, defeating challengers Lazio 2-1 on a big Monday for brace-bagging Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 35-year-old Portuguese converted his 12th penalty of the season to give him 50 career Serie A goals, making him the first player in history to score 50 goals in Italy, England, Spain, and the Champions League.

The goals give him 30 and put him level with league-leading Ciro Immobile, who scored Lazio’s goal, and makes Ronaldo the fastest player to 50 goals in Serie A history (61 matches).

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Here’s Ronaldo, via Football-Italia:

“Records are always important, but the important thing is that the team wins. We are a phenomenal team and we showed that again today, although we always want to improve and raise the bar. These things are nice, but the Capocannoniere title is a natural process that comes as a consequence of scoring to win games for the team.”

Once Juve’s top challenger for the league, Lazio dips into fourth with the loss and is 11 points back of The Old Lady.

Juve’s 80 points are eight ahead of second-place Inter and nine clear of Atalanta with four matches to play in the season.

The schedule is favorable to Juve, too. Juve finishes with Udinese, Sampdoria, Cagliari, and Roma.

Atalanta and Inter still meet, while the former still has Milan and the latter Napoli.

Serie A: Top 2 both lose as Lazio player bites opponent (video)

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Juventus had a chance to effectively put another scudetto race to bed after chasers Lazio lost to relegation-threatened Lecce on Tuesday, a Lazio player biting an opponent to get a late red card to add insult to injury.

But Juve blew a 2-0 second-half lead at AC Milan in remarkable fashion, conceding four times at the San Siro.

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Juve leads Lazio by seven points with seven matches to play for both teams and they meet July 20 in Turin. Inter Milan is third with 64 points and Atalanta fourth with 63, both with a match-in-hand on the top two.


Lecce 2-1 Lazio

The latest manner in which Lazio threw away a chance to dethrone Juventus definitely leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

Lazio lost Tuesday for the third time in five post-coronavirus pause outings, seeing a defender sent off for a biting incident in a 2-1 loss to previously-bottom three Lecce.

Patric did not like Giulio Donati’s arms boxing him out of a set piece situation, and clearly latches onto the Lecce man’s left arm.

It was already 2-1 when the red card was shown, Lazio frustrated when Felipe Caicedo’s early goal was countered by goals from Khouma Babacar and Fabio Lucioni.

AC Milan 4-2 Juventus

Milan pulls into fifth in the race for a Europa League place that will leave either Roma, Napoli, or Tuesday’s victors out of Europe.

It was nil-nil at halftime when the game really found its footing.

Adrien Rabiot scored a stunner just after the break and Juan Cuadrado cued up Cristiano Ronaldo for an insurance goal six minutes later.

Ronaldo’s 26th of the season puts him three back of league leader Ciro Immobile of Lazio.

Milan took one back through Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 62nd, and the Swede then set up Franck Kessie for an equalizer before departing in the 67th minute.

Rafael Leao scored right after restart, stunning Juventus. Giacomo Bonaventura, who’d come on for Ibrahimovic, then set up Ante Rebic for the fourth goal of the match.

The Rabiot goal, though…