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Juventus 2-1 Parma: Cristiano Ronaldo double extends hosts' lead at Serie A summit

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus
Ronaldo's opener took a deflection off former Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian on its way in

Cristiano Ronaldo scored for a seventh successive Serie A game as his brace gave leaders Juventus victory at home to Parma.

Ronaldo opened the scoring two minutes before half-time with a deflected effort off Matteo Darmian.

Andreas Cornelius' powerful header restored parity, but Ronaldo slotted home Paulo Dybala's pass to restore Juve's lead three minutes later.

The result lifts Juventus four points clear of second-placed Inter Milan.

Ronaldo is the first player to score in seven consecutive league games for Juventus since David Trezeguet netted in nine successive matches in 2005.

The Portuguese forward went close to completing his hat-trick in the second half, shooting straight at Parma goalkeeper Luigi Sepe from a tight angle.

Juventus keeper Wojciech Szczesny had to be on his toes to deny Jasmin Kurtic and Hernani as the visitors pushed for a late equaliser, while Matthijs de Ligt did well to block Mattia Sprocati's goal-bound effort late on.

Inter Milan failed to put pressure on Maurizio Sarri's side earlier in the day, drawing 1-1 with struggling Lecce.

Line-ups

Juventus

  • 1Szczesny
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 4de Ligt
  • 19Bonucci
  • 12Lobo SilvaSubstituted forDaniloat 21'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 5Pjanic
  • 14Matuidi
  • 8RamseySubstituted forHiguaínat 59'minutes
  • 10DybalaSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 81'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 13Danilo
  • 20Pjaca
  • 21Higuaín
  • 23Can
  • 24Rugani
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 41Coccolo
  • 77Buffon

Parma

  • 1Sepe
  • 36Darmian
  • 2Iacoponi
  • 22Bruno Alves
  • 28Gagliolo
  • 21ScozzarellaSubstituted forSprocatiat 66'minutes
  • 10Azevedo Júnior
  • 44KulusevskiSubstituted forSiligardiat 88'minutes
  • 33Kucka
  • 19KurticBooked at 71mins
  • 9IngleseSubstituted forCorneliusat 44'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dermaku
  • 11Cornelius
  • 15Brugman
  • 16Laurini
  • 17Barillà
  • 26Siligardi
  • 34Colombi
  • 53Alastra
  • 93Sprocati
  • 97Pezzella
Referee:
Marco Di Bello

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamParma
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Juventus 2, Parma 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Juventus 2, Parma 1.

Hand ball by Simone Iacoponi (Parma).

Corner, Parma. Conceded by Juan Cuadrado.

Corner, Parma. Conceded by Matthijs de Ligt.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Douglas Costa with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Luigi Sepe.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

Attempt saved. Luca Siligardi (Parma) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andreas Cornelius.

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Luca Siligardi replaces Dejan Kulusevski.

Adrien Rabiot (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simone Iacoponi (Parma).

Corner, Parma. Conceded by Danilo.

Danilo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bruno Alves (Parma).

Corner, Parma. Conceded by Matthijs de Ligt.

Attempt blocked. Mattia Sprocati (Parma) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dejan Kulusevski.

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Juventus).

Mattia Sprocati (Parma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dejan Kulusevski (Parma).

Substitution

Substitution, Juventus. Douglas Costa replaces Paulo Dybala.

Attempt saved. Jasmin Kurtic (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Riccardo Gagliolo.

Attempt saved. Hernani (Parma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jasmin Kurtic.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Riccardo Gagliolo.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Simone Iacoponi.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Juraj Kucka.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Bruno Alves.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Adrien Rabiot (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Juraj Kucka (Parma).

Hand ball by Danilo (Juventus).

Booking

Jasmin Kurtic (Parma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Blaise Matuidi (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jasmin Kurtic (Parma).

Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Foul by Danilo (Juventus).

Dejan Kulusevski (Parma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Parma. Mattia Sprocati replaces Matteo Scozzarella.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 19th January 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus20163139192051
2Inter Milan20145141172447
3Lazio19143246182845
4Roma20115437221538
5Atalanta19105449262335
6Cagliari208663531430
7Parma208482727028
8AC Milan208482126-528
9Torino208392628-227
10Hellas Verona197572222026
11Napoli206682828024
12Bologna206682932-324
13Fiorentina206682529-424
14Udinese2073101931-1224
15Sassuolo2064103235-322
16Sampdoria2054112033-1319
17Lecce2037102339-1616
18Brescia2043131938-1915
19Genoa2035122141-2014
20SPAL1933131229-1712
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