Ronaldo powers Juventus to Serie A win over Lazio

Ronaldo

Cristiano
Ronaldo put Juventus on the brink of a ninth consecutive Italian league title
on Monday after he scored twice in a 2-1 win over Lazio to become the first
player to hit 50 goals in Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League.

Juventus
ended a three-match winless run thanks to Ronaldo’s second-half brace that
moves them eight points clear of second-placed Inter Milan with four games
remaining.

Maurizio
Sarri’s side could win the title on Thursday against lowly Udinese, or on
Sunday at home against Sampdoria, depending on their rivals’ results this week.

“We are
missing four points, only after we have achieved them will we then be able to
think about the goal achieved,” said Sarri. “All the games are
difficult now, and in the space of six days, we play three games. So, we must
stay focused and think about securing the missing points.”

Sarri added:
“Cristiano is an impressive player because he has the extraordinary
ability to complete a quick recovery between games. Not only physically, but, above
all, mentally: he is a champion with his feet, but also with his head.”

Ronaldo
grabbed the first goal from the penalty spot just after the break and was
handed a tap-in three minutes later by teammate Paulo Dybala.

The
Portuguese has scored 30 goals this season, equal with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile,
who ended his three-match drought with a late penalty. His second was his 50th
goal in Serie A, after also passing the landmark in England and Spain.

The 35-year-old is now looking to become the first player to finish top scorer in three of the top five European leagues after doing so England and Spain.

“Records are always important, but the team victory is more important,” said Ronaldo. “I’m helping the team to win. It’s important to win the title. There are four games left and we know that Serie A is a difficult championship.”

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