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Cristiano Ronaldo Late brace Rescues Dethroned Juventus vs Udinese in Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice late to rescue a 2-1 win for Juventus at Udinese on Sunday hours after the Turin giants misplaced their Serie A crown to Inter Milan. Inter broke Juve’s nine-year streak of home dominance by clinching their 19th ‘Scudetto’ after nearest rivals Atalanta drew 1-1 at Sassuolo to depart the ‘Nerazzurri’ 13 factors clear with 4 video games remaining. Antonio Conte’s aspect had wanted only one level to take the title no matter how Atalanta fared after their 2-Zero win at Crotone on Saturday, and have denied Juve a 10th consecutive league title. Juve’s win strikes them as much as third as they aim a Champions League spot, however are equal on 69 factors with second-placed Atalanta and AC Milan in fourth.

Napoli are two factors behind in fifth after a 1-1 draw in opposition to Cagliari whereas Lazio are nonetheless within the operating, 5 factors off a top-four end with a recreation in hand after an thrilling 4-Three win over Genoa.

“The 9 years are over, we’ll not have the Scudetto hooked up to the shirt, however we’ll begin once more with the identical want as earlier than,” stated Juve coach Andrea Pirlo.

“We misplaced factors in opposition to groups that we should always have crushed, typically naively, we let Inter escape and now we’re centered on reaching the Champions League.”

Juventus had trailed for many of the recreation in Udine after Nahuel Molina put Udinese forward within the 10th minutes, blasting in off a rapidly taken Rodrigo De Paul free kick whereas Juventus gamers have been nonetheless protesting.

Weston McKennie missed an opportunity to degree for the away aspect earlier than the half hour mark when he despatched a diving header large.

Matthijs de Ligt had a shot charged down with Ronaldo nodding the follow-up over.

The equaliser got here with seven minutes to go after De Paul conceded a penalty for handball from a Ronaldo free kick, with the Portuguese ahead making no mistake from the penalty spot.

Four minutes later he grabbed the winner when he headed house an Adrien Rabiot cross with relieved coach Andrea Pirlo racing to hitch the celebrations.

Ronaldo brings his Serie A-leading tally to 27 targets, six greater than Inter’s Romelu Lukaku.


In Emilia-Romagna, Atalanta performed many of the match a person down after goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini noticed pink after 22 minutes on the Mapei Stadium.

Atalanta’s Robin Gosens scored 10 minutes after Gollini’s sending off for recklessly bringing down Jeremie Boga.

Domenico Berardi pulled Sassuolo degree from the penalty spot seven minutes after the break after Hamed Traore went down within the penalty field underneath stress from Rafael Toloi.

Sassuolo additionally performed the ultimate quarter of an hour with 10 males after Brazilian defender Marlon was despatched off for a second yellow card, however goalkeeper Andrea Consigli saved Muriel’s penalty handy Inter the title.

In Naples, Nahitan Nandez obtained a late equaliser for Cagliari to cancel out Victor Osimhen’s 13th-minute opener.

Napoli are nonetheless within the operating for the Champions League whereas Cagliari transfer one level away from the relegation zone.

Lazio’s thrilling victory over Genoa secured a club-record 11th consecutive win.

Joaquin Correa scored a brace, breaking the impasse after half an hour and putting once more 11 minutes after the break.

Ciro Immobile added the second from the penalty spot earlier than half-time after an Ivan Radovanovic foul.

Genoa made a triple substitution after the break and obtained again into the sport when under-pressure Lazio defender Adam Marusic become his personal web.

Luis Alberto curled in a 3rd for the hosts simply after with Correa then making it 4-1.

The hosts survived a late scare as Genoa fought again with Gianluca Scamacca slotting in a penalty with 10 minutes to go and Eldor Shomurodov blasting in one other purpose nearly instantly afterwards.

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