Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a long-range rocket on an evening when every Juventus purpose was extra spectacular than the opposite in a 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Genoa.
Chasing a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title, the victory restored Juventus’ four-point lead over Lazio, which received 2-1 at Torino earlier Tuesday.
Since shedding the Italian Cup remaining to Napoli in a penalty shootout, Juventus has received all three of its league matches within the restart.
“We produced a ton of probabilities and we scored three lovely objectives,” Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri stated. “That shows that our physical condition is improving.”
Paulo Dybala opened the scoring shortly after the break by evading three defenders earlier than firing in a low shot that Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin, who’s on mortgage from Juventus, might solely get a weak hand on.
Seven minutes later it was Ronaldo’s flip. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner gathered a move close to midfield, charged towards the purpose and unleashed a blistering effort from 22 meters into the highest nook previous the outstretched Perin.
It was Ronaldo’s first purpose in open play of the restart after changing penalties in his earlier two matches, and it raised his whole to 24 in 25 Serie A matches this season.
Not to be outdone, substitute Douglas Costa made it 3-Zero by curling in a shot from past the realm contained in the far put up as Genoa’s protection seemed on helplessly.
Andrea Pinamonti then pulled one again for Genoa from a decent angle.
Dybala and Ronaldo had scored whereas enjoying collectively solely as soon as earlier than the break for the coronavirus pandemic. Since the restart, they’ve scored collectively in three out of three video games.
“They’re searching for one another extra and so they’ve realized that by serving to one another they’ll each turn out to be far more productive,” Sarri stated.
Three days after coming again to beat Fiorentina 2-1, Lazio did it once more to beat Torino by the identical rating.
Ciro Immobile and Marco Parolo scored second-half objectives to cancel out an early penalty from Andrea Bellotti.
A handball from Immobile led to Bellotti’s penalty and means the striker will miss Saturday’s recreation towards AC Milan with a suspension.
But Immobile made up for his error with an skilled end shortly after the break to elevate his whole to 29 objectives in 29 video games — on tempo to break Gonzalo Higuain’s Serie A report of 36 objectives in 2015-16.
Immobile additionally matched his private finest for a Serie A season set two years in the past. Parolo scored the winner with a deflected shot from simply past the realm. Torino is 14th, six factors above the drop zone.