Cristiano’s double against Lazio brings Juventus ninth straight Serie A
Published by Soamas
July 22, 2020 11:30 am
Before the return to Serie A, Lazio was Juventus’ great rivals for the title: They were second, one point behind the Turinese. That’s why the match against Inzaghi was marked in red for both teams until it came. What was to be the decisive match for the title ended up being Juventus’ final blow towards their ninth consecutive league title. Besides beating the capital club with two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo (2-1).
Sarri’s side began to win the match in the warm-up: Dybala, one of the best in this final again stretch of the championship, was to be a replacement. Higuain opened the door to a starting place he should never have given up. The Argentinean got the position of centre forward and took shifts with Cristiano in the Turin attack.
Juve was coming into the game after a 4-2 subjugation by Milan and a draw against Atalanta and Sassuolo. He needed to recuperate their form. Alex Sandro, in 12′ admonished and found the stick. Immobile found it in the 43′ after a powerful shot from outside the area. Juve defended, and Cristiano Ronaldo was breathing: the goal of victoriously triumphing. He puzzling Immobile in the fight for the capocannoniere (29 goals for the Italian by 28 for the Portuguese) was still alive.
Juve gave no option in the second half.
Lazio, who came into the game with eight significant losses, managed to hold out for the first 45 minutes. Instead, the second half was already up almost from the opening whistle: on the first movement, Lazzari had to take out a Cristiano’s shot from under the posts.
The Portuguese player kept trying and found his prise in the 51st minute, after a great gift from Bastos. The defender touched the Portuguese’s shot with his arm, and Orsato picked the first foul. However, VAR warned the team and, after seeing the replay. He led to a penalty after seeing the Angolan’s hand inside the area.
Cristiano did not miss and turned his 12th penalty of the present Serie A. With that goal, CR7 surpassed the record of more penalties converted by a single player in a season. So far held by Roberto Baggio, with 11 maximum penalties in 97-98.
Three minutes later, in the 54th minute, another mistake, this time by Luis Filipe at the start of the ball, allowed Dybala to steal. The Argentinian ultimately gave up Cristiano Ronaldo to score his second goal of the night. Exceeding Immobile in the scoring charts and becoming the first player to score 50 goals or more in three major European leagues.
Immobile tightened the score and the capocannoniere
A late Bonucci mistake in the 83rd minute led to a penalty scored by Immobile. He brought Cristiano level with 30 goals in his particular fight for the Italian pich. Still, he did not have time to finish scratching something else.
It was a fantastic night for Juventus, who can be Italian champions next Thursday, and for Cristiano. Life is still the same in Serie A.