Ronaldo edges Juve closer to title

Afp, Milan

13 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Ronaldo edges Juve closer to title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties as Juventus snatched a dramatic 2-2 draw against Atalanta on Saturday to take a massive step towards a ninth straight Serie A title.

Lazio's 2-1 loss to Sassuolo earlier in the day gave Atalanta, on an 11-match winning streak heading into the game, the chance to move second and cut the gap to Juve to six points.

But despite trailing twice and being outplayed for long periods, Maurizio Sarri's Juventus moved eight points clear at the top with six matches remaining as Ronaldo took his tally to 28 league goals this season.

"We can't make calculations yet, we can't take our foot off the gas until we are mathematically champions," said Juve captain Leonardo Bonucci.

It was an ultimately frustrating outing for Atalanta who stay third, nine points off the pace, after conceding both spot-kicks for handball. "What are we meant to do, cut our arms off? You can at most put your arms in front of your body," Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini told DAZN.

"The interpretation of the rule is not the same here as elsewhere. Other countries don't give penalties like that.

"These are the rules here, fine."


Top