Christiano Ronaldo is finally back in form as Juventus came from half time to trash their visitor. Ronaldo converted a penalty to goal and made several assists for Paulo Dybala and Higuain as Juve crushed Leece 4-0 on Friday night. Juventus now tops the Serie A table with seven points difference and Lazio on the second.
Leece’s player Fabio Lucioni was shown a straight red card for a clumsy challenge in the 32nd minute of the match. Ronaldo fed Dybala with an assist which was shot at the top right corner of the goal post. That got Juventus ahead Leece in the 53rd minute after a goalless first half.
Nine minutes later Christiano Ronaldo added to the score with a penalty after he was brought down in the 18-yard box. The Portuguese international made a clever backheel pass to Gonzalo Higuain in the 83rd minute. Higuain who was substituted with Dybala came in the game to make the score increase to 3-0 In favor of Juve.
Douglas Costa also made an assist that De Ligt converted with a header to make the scoreline to 4-0.
The run for the Italian title has seen Juventus move to 69 points after a total of 28 matches. They are seven points away from Lazio on the second place on the table. Their visitor, Leece remains on the 17th spot on the table with 25 points.
Ronaldo has found it hard to pick from when the league resumed in Italy. However, his return to form has seen Juve move ahead of other teams on the table.
Maurizio Sarri Happy With The Scoreline
Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri said, getting good results is what is important. He added, we struggled at the beginning of the match but we later got things going at the end of the first half.
There was a good mentality I saw because even at the end of the game we were still attacking. Lecce started the game brightly but the match turned to be in favor of Juve after Fabio Lucioni was shown a red card.
Leece Coach Explains why the Team Lose to Juve
Leece coach, Fabio Liverani said the match was balanced not until his defender was sent off the pitch. Maybe if there were enough available players in the team, we could have made a difference.
Right now there is a total of 14 players available in the team, but there will every chance of getting More players to face rivals after some few fortunes.