05 Jul Juventus vs. Torino – Football Match Report – July 4, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo lastly scored from a free kick for Juventus and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made a report 648th Serie A look because the league leaders beat neighbours Torino 4-1 on Saturday.
The objective was Ronaldo’s 55th from a free kick throughout his illustrious profession and in addition made him the primary participant within the Premier League period to attain 25 or extra objectives in a season in England, Spain and Italy.
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Buffon, 42, overtook Paolo Maldini’s Serie A look report when he was picked for his first league sport this 12 months.
Paulo Dybala put Juventus forward with a trademark objective because the Argentine skipped previous two defenders and clipped a deflected shot previous Salvatore Sirigu within the third minute.
Torino responded nicely and compelled a flurry of corners solely to be caught out on the counter within the 29th minute when Ronaldo burst ahead and slipped the ball to Juan Cuadrado. The Colombian outfoxed his marker and scored with a low shot into the far nook.
The guests replied with a penalty given for handball towards Matthijs De Ligt after a protracted VAR evaluation in first-half stoppage time and Andrea Belotti beat Buffon to attain for the fourth-successive sport.
Torino had been threatening an equaliser till Ronaldo, who grew to become the primary participant to attain 25 objectives in a season for Juve since 1961, curled his shot over the wall and into the nook. It was his first objective in 43 free kick makes an attempt throughout just below two seasons with Juventus.
“We took the lead immediately after which scored once more. Possibly we thought it was going to be straightforward however the penalty acquired us nervous and made us lose management of the sport,” stated Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri.
“We had a complicated part in the beginning of the second half after which, when the 2 teams had been drained, our high quality got here out.”
Torino had a objective dominated out for offside after the restart and Simone Verdi examined Buffon with a long-range shot however Torino’s hopes of a fightback had been ended by Ronaldo’s 25th league objective of the season.
Hapless Torino substitute Koffi Djidji turned a Douglas Costa cross into his personal web underneath no strain to finish Torino’s distress solely two minutes after coming on.
After the match, Ronaldo stated: “We knew it wasn’t going to be straightforward, however we deserved to win, we performed nicely.
“My objective? I used to be ready to attain on a free kick. I am blissful, but it surely’s necessary to win no matter who scores. We’re bettering as a team, that is what issues.”
The win left Juventus with 75 factors from 30 video games atop the Serie A desk.