Sport Italy: Ronaldo saves Juventus against a beautiful Roma

01:15  28 september  2020
01:15  28 september  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Cristiano Ronaldo dragged Juventus to a point as the Serie A champions almost slipped to defeat at Roma in their first away game of the season Others echoed the view that Ronaldo is carrying the Italian giants. "The way Ronaldo is wasting his career with Juventus is really annoying," said one.

Cristiano Ronaldo believes the 2-2 draw at Roma could ‘prove to be an important point’ after Juventus went down to 10 men. The Bianconeri twice got back on level terms after Jordan Veretout goals, with a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty and towering header, even after Adrien Rabiot was sent off.

Cristiano Ronaldo offre l'égalisation à la Juventus face à la Roma au stade olympique de Rome, le 27 septembre 2020 © Tiziana FABI Cristiano Ronaldo offers the equalizer to Juventus against Roma at the Olympic stadium in Rome, September 27, 2020

Juventus, reduced to ten, s 'is handed over, as often, to Cristiano Ronaldo to save a point in Rome (2-2) against a beautiful Roma, in a 2nd day of Serie A prolific thanks in particular to the Naples festival (6-0 on Genoa) .

Led 2-1 and reduced to ten shortly after the hour mark after the exclusion of Rabiot, Juventus were in bad shape. But the Portuguese used his legendary relaxation to seek above the Roman defense an unexpected equalizer (69th) which avoids a first defeat to the coach Andrea Pirlo.

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Juventus are level with Roma once again thanks to the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo , who scored his second with a brilliantly taken header. With 20 minutes left to play, we still have every chance of winning this encounter, although Roma will be distraught to have lost from a winning position against

The second goal of the evening for Ronaldo, and already his third in two days, proof that this new Juve, where Morata made a particularly discreet debut, still depends a lot on "CR7".

Even if Roma have finally launched their season after the initial cruel defeat on the green carpet, the Giallorossi, with a Jordan Veretout double scorer, will be able to harbor regrets as they had gained the ascendancy over the champion.

Edin Dzeko, back at the forefront of the Roman attack a few days after having had to give up his hopes of a transfer to the Bianconeri, in particular wasted a nice break point shortly before the hour mark.

Le Napoli du coach Gennaro Gattuso et Lorenzo Insigne, ici face à la Juventus à San Paolo, le 26 janvier 2020, a atomisé le Genoa © Alberto PIZZOLI The Napoli of coach Gennaro Gattuso and Lorenzo Insigne, here against Juventus in San Paolo, on January 26, 2020, atomized the Genoa

And it is Veretout, man in the shadows whose role of the evening was above all to stop the launches of Juve, who this time shone with a penalty obtained and transformed (31st), after a hand from Rabiot, and an insane sprint to restore the advantage to the Romans just before the break, while Ronaldo had already equalized on penalty meanwhile.

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Cristiano Ronaldo transforme un penalty pour la Juve, lors du atch nul sur la pelouse de l'AS Rome, le 27 septembre 2020 © Tiziana FABI Cristiano Ronaldo transforms a penalty for Juve, during the draw on the lawn of AS Roma, September 27, 2020

- 38 goals! -

Four more goals in a particularly prolific day: 38 goals scored in the first 9 matches. A festival that owes a lot to the thunderous entries of Inter Milan (4-3 against Fiorentina) and Atalanta (4-2 in Torino) on Saturday but also to the promenade of Naples on Sunday against the fragile Genoa (6-0 ).

After having largely contributed to the initial victory of Napoli thanks to his tonic exit from the bench, the Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen brilliantly released his first tenure.

If he has not yet scored, he has largely contributed, through his activity and his races, to wearing down the defense of Genoa and freeing up spaces from which his partners have happily taken advantage, and in particular an untenable Mertens.

It was after returning from the locker room, when Naples led 1-0 on a goal from Lozano at the start of the match, that the Genoese defense exploded. Zielinski, served by a magnificent heel from Osimhen (46th), opened a second ordeal period for Genoa, which would make the Neapolitan attackers happy except ... Osimhen.

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Cristiano Ronaldo saved Juventus ' unbeaten Serie A record this season when he came off the Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the equaliser for Juventus against Atalanta Ronaldo wheels away in celebration after nodding home a late equaliser

- "A little misleading" -

"The result is a little misleading (...). In the first half, we suffered a little, we still have to improve", however minimized Gennaro Gattuso, who has lost Lorenzo Insigne, released in the first half, hit in the left thigh, a week from the shock against Juventus.

Milan, already deprived of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in solitary confinement after his positive Covid-19 test, also recorded bad news with the injury of his striker Ante Rebic, suffering in his left arm after an impressive fall. A priori a dislocation of the elbow without fracture, according to trainer Stefano Pioli.

This did not prevent the Rossoneri, who have a series of matches every three days because of Europa League play-offs, to ensure the essentials against the promoted Crotone (2-0). With a penalty goal just before the break (obtained by Rebic, transformed by Kessie) and another just after, the first from the Spaniard Brahim Diaz.

With six points, Naples and Milan are now in the lead with Hellas Verona who, after their victory on the green carpet against AS Roma (3-0), this time won on their lawn against Udinese (1-0).

Results of the 2nd day:


Torino - Atalanta Bergamo 2 - 4

Cagliari - Lazio Rome 0 - 2

Sampdoria Genoa - Benevento 2 - 3

Inter Milan - Fiorentina 4 - 3


Spezia - Sassuolo 1 - 4

Hellas Verona - Udinese 1 - 0

Crotone - AC Milan 0 - 2

Naples - Genoa 6 - 0

AS Rome - Juventus Turin 2 - 2


(8:45 p.m.) Bologna - Parma

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