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SPAL 1-2 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo scores in win to equal Serie A record in 1,000th game

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 21 goals in 21 Serie A appearances this season

Want to mark your 1,000th senior game in style? How about a record-equalling 11th consecutive Serie A goal?

That's what Cristiano Ronaldo did - the Juventus forward responding in style to news of Lionel Messi's four-goal haul for Barcelona earlier in the day.

Ronaldo, 35, met Juan Cuadrado's cross to equal the Italian top-flight record, shared with Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella.

Aaron Ramsey added a second for the Serie A leaders in a 2-1 win over SPAL.

Ramsey's delightful finish on the hour, in which he chipped the ball over goalkeeper Etrit Berisha after great work by Paulo Dybala, proved decisive - as Andrea Petagnalater pulled one back for bottom side SPAL from the penalty spot.

Victory sees Maurizio Sarri's Juventus move four points clear at the top of Serie A, with title rivals Lazio and Inter Milan not in action until Sunday.

Portugal international Ronaldo, who also struck the crossbar with a free-kick in the closing stages, has scored 16 times during his record-equalling 11-game run in the league.

With 36 goals in 36 games for club and country this season, Ronaldo will have the opportunity to break the Serie A record goalscoring streak against Inter Milan on Sunday 1 March.

Line-ups

SPAL

Formation 4-3-3

  • 99Berisha
  • 4CionekBooked at 90mins
  • 41Bonifazi
  • 87ZukanovicBooked at 45mins
  • 13Reca
  • 7MissiroliSubstituted forTunjovat 80'minutes
  • 6Valdifiori
  • 19CastroSubstituted forFaresat 60'minutes
  • 21StrefezzaBooked at 88mins
  • 37Petagna
  • 8ValotiBooked at 19minsSubstituted forDi Francescoat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Floccari
  • 11Murgia
  • 14Dabo
  • 22Thiam
  • 23Vicari
  • 25Letica
  • 26Sala
  • 27Dias da Silva Dal Belo
  • 31Di Francesco
  • 40Tomovic
  • 93Fares
  • 96Tunjov

Juventus

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Szczesny
  • 13DaniloBooked at 90mins
  • 24Rugani
  • 3ChielliniSubstituted forde Ligtat 55'minutes
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 8RamseySubstituted forRabiotat 73'minutes
  • 30Bentancur
  • 14MatuidiBooked at 78minsSubstituted forBernardeschiat 79'minutes
  • 10Dybala
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 2De Sciglio
  • 4de Ligt
  • 25Rabiot
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 35Olivieri
  • 41Coccolo
  • 42de Oliveira Andrade
  • 43Peeters
  • 77Buffon
Referee:
Federico La Penna
Attendance:
15,262

Match Stats

Home TeamSPALAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home25
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, SPAL 1, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, SPAL 1, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

    Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gabriel Strefezza (SPAL).

  5. Post update

    Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Arkadiusz Reca (SPAL).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).

  8. Post update

    Ervin Zukanovic (SPAL) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Kevin Bonifazi.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Sandro.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mohamed Fares (SPAL) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Mirko Valdifiori with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, SPAL. Conceded by Daniele Rugani.

  13. Booking

    Thiago Cionek (SPAL) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Cionek (SPAL).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Juventus).

  17. Post update

    Gabriel Strefezza (SPAL) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Booking

    Danilo (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, SPAL. Federico Di Francesco replaces Mattia Valoti.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniele Rugani (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Paulo Dybala with a cross following a set piece situation.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 22nd February 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus25193348242460
2Lazio24175255213456
3Inter Milan24166249222754
4Atalanta24136563323145
5Roma24116743321139
6Napoli2510693935436
7AC Milan2510692732-536
8Hellas Verona249872824435
9Parma2410593230235
10Bologna259793840-234
11Cagliari248883836232
12Sassuolo2485113839-129
13Fiorentina2578103236-429
14Torino2483132743-1627
15Udinese2576122137-1627
16Lecce2467113245-1325
17Sampdoria2465132643-1723
18Genoa2457122743-1622
19Brescia2544172246-2416
20SPAL2543181944-2515
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