Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunner, Paulo Dybala netted after a blinding solo run and Douglas Costa curled one in as Juventus maintained 4-point lead atop Serie A.
- Last Updated: July 1, 2020, 8:22 AM IST
Juventus secured a 3-1 win at lowly Genoa on Tuesday to remain 4 factors clear on the high of Serie A because of a solo objective by Paulo Dybala, a long-range rocket from Cristiano Ronaldo and an beautiful curling shot by Douglas Costa.
Genoa held out defiantly till halftime with goalkeeper Mattia Perin saving the whole lot his former membership might throw at him however they’d no reply to Juve’s particular person brilliance within the second interval.
Juve have 72 factors from 29 video games with Lazio on 68 after their 2-1 win at Torino earlier on Tuesday. Genoa stayed 17th with 26 factors, one level and one place above the relegation zone however having performed a sport greater than the underside three.
Perin made half a dozen last-ditch saves as Juventus penned Genoa into their very own half for almost the entire of the primary half. The finest likelihood fell to Ronaldo after Dybala slipped the ball by however Perin was once more equal to it.
Their resistance was damaged 5 minutes after halftime when Dybala collected the ball simply outdoors the realm, slalomed previous three defenders and scored with a deflected shot.
Seven minutes later, Ronaldo acquired Miralem Pjanic’s move simply contained in the Genoa half, burst ahead and, as the house defence backed off, unleashed a ferocious long-range drive for his 24th league objective of the season.
He was virtually outdone by substitute Costa who curled his shot previous Perin from the sting of the realm within the 73rd minute.
Andrea Pinamonti slipped previous Juan Cuadrado and scored from a slim angle for Genoa’s comfort, the primary objective Juventus have conceded in 5 video games in all competitions for the reason that restart of the season.