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Cristiano Ronaldo on target as Juve beat Roma to go third

FOOTBALL By Reuters | February 7th 2021
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo [AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia]

Cristiano Ronaldo was on target as Juventus earned a 2-0 victory over AS Roma on Saturday to leapfrog their opponents and move into third place in the Serie A standings.

A day after turning 36, Ronaldo scored his first goal in four league games to give Juventus the lead in the 13th minute, drilling into the bottom corner with his left foot.

Ronaldo then thought he had scored another with his right, but saw his powerful effort come down off the underside of the crossbar, bounce down on the line and away from goal.

Roma did at least put some pressure on the hosts in the second half, but they could not create that killer chance, with an own goal from Roger Ibanez in the 69th minute sealing the win for Andrea Pirlo's side.

A sixth win in a row in all competitions moved Juve above Roma on to 42 points, two clear of their opponents and five behind leaders Inter Milan. 

Football - Coppa Italia - Quarter Final - Juventus v SPAL - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - January 27, 2021. Juventus' Dejan Kulusevski celebrates scoring their third goal. [REUTERS/Massimo Pinca]
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