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Sport Genoa 1-3 Juventus: Ronaldo stunner helps restore Bianconeri's advantage in Serie A title race

01:55  01 july  2020
01:55  01 july  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Cristiano Ronaldo ' s stunning long-range strike helped defending champions Juventus beat Genoa 3 - 1 as the Italian giants maintained their four-point advantage at the top of Serie A . After a goalless first half, Paulo Dybala' s fine solo effort put Juventus ahead five minutes after the restart.

Serie A leaders Juventus win 3 - 1 at Genoa . Second-placed Lazio come from behind to win 2- 1 at And today could prove to be a pivotal day in both of those title races as second-placed Barcelona have a tough Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus will be in action from 20:45 BSTImage caption: Cristiano

a group of men playing a game of football: Juventus saw off Genoa 3-1 on Tuesday © Getty Images Juventus saw off Genoa 3-1 on Tuesday

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning goal as Juventus restored their four-point lead at the top of Serie A with a 3-1 victory over struggling Genoa.

Lazio's win over Torino had seen the gap at the top of Serie A closed to one point prior to kick-off at Stade Luigi Ferraris, but Maurizio Sarri's side ultimately made light work of their hosts.

After a dominant first-half display failed to produce the goods, Juve made the pressure count early in the second period – Paulo Dybala opening the scoring before Ronaldo picked out the top right-hand corner of the net in sensational fashion.

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Summary Serie A leaders Juventus in action at Genoa Second-placed Lazio come from behind to win 2- 1 at Torino And today could prove to be a pivotal day in both of those title races as second-placed

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored against 17 of the 20 opponents he has faced in Serie A . Cristiano Ronaldo helped Juventus extend their lead at the top of Skorupski pulled off two stunning saves to deny Gonzalo Higuain a deserved goal before keeping out Ronaldo ' s fierce left-footed strike in the

Substitute Douglas Costa then put the visitors out of sight with an equally impressive strike before Andrea Pinamonti drilled in a 76th-minute consolation for Genoa.

Juve wasted little time in getting on the front foot, with Mattia Perin, on loan from the Bianconeri, pulling off two smart stops in quick succession to deny Ronaldo.

Perin's strong display against his parent club continued before the break, Adrien Rabiot heading straight at him from close range before the goalkeeper made an outstanding stop from a Ronaldo strike.

Juve's breakthrough finally came five minutes after the break, though, Dybala twisting his way clear of several defenders before lashing in a shot which Perin could only help into the net.

With Genoa's resolve broken, Juve had their second six minutes later, Ronaldo hammering home his 24th Serie A goal of the season from 25 yards out.

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Portuguese goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo reached his latest scoring milestone as he bagged a penalty brace in Juventus ’ s 3 -0 win against Fiorentina in Serie A on Good to get back to victories and happy to score again in our stadium!Proud to reach 50 goals with the bianconeri shirt!

Juventus re-open their four point lead at the top of Serie A with win at Genoa . Wonderful goals from Dybala, CR7 and Douglas Costa earn the Bianconeri 3

Costa curled in an exquisite third shortly after coming on as a substitute to wrap up Juve's third successive league win since the restart, though Genoa had the final say when Pinamonti finished from a tight angle.

What does it mean? No slip-ups in the Scudetto race

The pressure is on Juve, with Lazio bouncing back from their 3-2 defeat to Atalanta by beating Torino. The Bianconeri seem to be going from strength to strength, however, with Ronaldo and Dybala in scintillating form.

Ronaldo and Dybala do the damage

Sarri has not always been able to accommodate his star strikers to get the best out of both of them, yet that certainly was not the case on Tuesday – Ronaldo looked sharp from the off, while Dybala displayed exceptional individual skill to craft the space for his opener.

Perin gives his parent club a helping hand

Having made nine league appearances for Juve last term, Perin was superb in the first half. Yet the 27-year-old will have been disappointed by his efforts for Dybala's opener as he got down to the strike only to fail to parry it wide.

Key Opta Facts

- Juventus have scored at least two goals in all their last six league games, their best run since February 2019.

- In 2020, Ronaldo has scored 14 goals, more than any other Serie A player.

- Dybala has scored in his last four Serie A games, his longest streak since September 2017.

- Ronaldo has equalled his number of goals of last season - 28 in all competitions.

- Pinamonti has scored in two games in a row for Genoa for the first time in Serie A.

What's next?

It is the Turin derby up next for Juve, who host Torino on Saturday, while 17th-place Genoa face Udinese a day later.

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