Football – Serie A 2018-19: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Twice As Juventus Continue Unbeaten Run
- VAR was the hero significantly more than Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace, as Juventus beat Sampdoria 2-1 with a late Riccardo Saponara strike was denied .
- The Bianconeri have dropped points just twice in the class all season, drawing at home with Genoa and 2-2 with Atalanta on Boxing Day, so set another record-breaking record of 53 points by the halfway stage.
- Rodrigo Bentancur was sent off in Bergamo and thusly suspended, yet Cristiano Ronaldo and Miralem Pjanic came back to the beginning XI, while Leonardo Bonucci was refreshed. Juan Cuadrado, Joao Cancelo and Andrea Barzagli were as yet harmed, at that point Wojciech Szczesny hauled out in the warm-up, clearing a path for Mattia Perin. Samp lost Joachim Andersen to a boycott, with Bartosz Bereszynski and Edgar Barreto side-lined, yet Fabio Quagliarella had scored in every one of his last eight Serie An appearances.
For the first time since 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t reached 50 goals in a calendar year. pic.twitter.com/cckJawydYu
— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 29, 2018
- It took scarcely 120 seconds for Juventus to get through, as Cristiano Ronaldo assembled a Paulo Dybala cross-field pass on the edge of the case, cut inside and twisted a low right-foot complete into the far base corner. Emil Audero, who is on credit from Juve, got down late and was maybe influenced by the splendid daylight.
- Dennis Praet bored only wide, as did Dybala on a Giorgio Chiellini help, yet Samp had an opportunity of a lifetime when an in-swinging Gianluca Caprari corner was tidied up the line by Alex Sandro.
- Notwithstanding, that occurrence was seen again on VAR and a punishment granted for Emre Can’s dealing with offense, mis-timing his bounce to associate with his elbow. Quagliarella ventured up and changed over with power, sending Perin the incorrect method to locate the net for the ninth Serie A round in succession. The last player to accomplish that run was David Trezeguet for Juve in 2005.
Cristiano Ronaldo overtakes Rui Barros as the most prolific Portuguese goalscorer in a single Serie A season 🇵🇹🔥 pic.twitter.com/FRVsjXqZA8
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- The amusement all of a sudden changed, as Samp poured forward with a few shots askew and a free kick avoided into the arms of Perin from short proximity.
- Appropriate on the stroke of half-time, Juve undermined with Audero repelling a Dybala depiction and after that Mario Mandzukic unfit to achieve a Cristiano Ronaldo cross to the back post.
- The Blucerchiati kept on undermining, Perin covering a Caprari exertion on the counter, yet Audero got down for a hair-raising one-hand spare to push Blaise Matuidi’s half-volley round the far post.
Cristiano Ronaldo has finished the calendar year as Real Madrids top scorer 👏
Also, he was only second behind Dybala for Juventus!
What a guy 👊 pic.twitter.com/sppbO4aHqz
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) December 29, 2018
- Audero was again called without hesitation, traveling to palm a Cristiano Ronaldo screamer on to the crossbar on the hour stamp. Minutes after the fact, Ronaldo’s header from a Matuidi cross appeared to be on target, yet was avoided over off Omar Colley’s back.
- The defining moment was again from the punishment spot, as this time Alex Ferrari was made a decision to have taken care of when a corner was gestured on to his arm. Survey it again on VAR and affirming his choice, in spite of the fact that the arm appeared to be flush with the middle, the ref blew the whistle for Cristiano Ronaldo to beat Audero.
- Quagliarella was the last to give in, his chest and shot on the turn wide, at that point an aerobatic volley relatively back-obeyed simply askew.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice today for Juventus in their 2-1 win over Sampdoria.
Ronaldo’s 14 goals lead Serie A and only Lionel Messi (15) has more across Europe’s top 5 leagues.
With the win, Juventus set the Serie A mark for most points through 19 matches (53). pic.twitter.com/2JZPV2r05V
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 29, 2018
- Profound into stoppages, Perin’s poor leeway started a Samp assault and substitute Riccardo Saponara twisted a shocker into the far best corner. Be that as it may, the VAR audit demonstrated Gregoire Defrel got the touch as opposed to Alex Sandro on the help, which means Saponara was in an offside position and the goal was denied.
- Juventus have not surrendered more than one goal in a Serie A home match since October 2017 and that run stays flawless.
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