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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, SPAL 1, Juventus 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, SPAL 1, Juventus 2.

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

Foul by Gabriel Strefezza (SPAL).

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

Foul by Arkadiusz Reca (SPAL).

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).

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

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Kevin Bonifazi.

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

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.

Corner, SPAL. Conceded by Daniele Rugani.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Thiago Cionek (SPAL).

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Juventus).

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

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, SPAL. Federico Di Francesco replaces Mattia Valoti.

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.

Booking

Gabriel Strefezza (SPAL) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gabriel Strefezza (SPAL).

Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gabriel Strefezza (SPAL).

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

Foul by Mohamed Fares (SPAL).

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

Foul by Mohamed Fares (SPAL).

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mattia Valoti (SPAL).

Offside, Juventus. Adrien Rabiot tries a through ball, but Paulo Dybala is caught offside.

Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mattia Valoti (SPAL).

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado with a cross.

Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gabriel Strefezza (SPAL).

Substitution

Substitution, SPAL. Georgi Tunjov replaces Simone Missiroli.

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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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