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Juventus 4-1 Torino: Cristiano Ronaldo scores first free-kick for Juve in win

Cristiano Ronaldo
It took Cristiano Ronaldo almost two seasons to score a free-kick for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored a free-kick for Juventus - from his 43rd attempt - as he became the first player to score 25 Serie A goals in a season for the club since 1961.

The derby win over Torino was also notable for Gianluigi Buffon's record-breaking 648th Serie A appearance.

Paulo Dybala put Juve ahead and Ronaldo set up a Juan Cuadrado goal.

Andrea Belotti pulled one back before Ronaldo struck, with the final goal a Torino own goal.

Ronaldo has now scored 46 free-kick goals at club level, with 32 for Real Madrid and 13 for Manchester United.

He becomes the first Juve player to score 25 goals in a Serie A season since Omar Sivori in 1960-61.

Buffon's 648th Italian top-flight appearance took him past Paolo Maldini's previous record.

Buffon, 42, only makes the occasional Serie A appearance these days and has had to wait since December to break the record.

Including his 17 Ligue 1 appearances for Paris St-Germain last season, he also has the record for most appearances in Europe's top five leagues with 665.

Gareth Barry, now playing with West Brom in the Championship, played 653 times in the Premier League.

Juventus, who are looking for a ninth consecutive league title, are seven points above Lazio, who host AC Milan at 20:45 BST.

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Line-ups

Juventus

  • 77Buffon
  • 16Ju Cuadrado
  • 4de LigtBooked at 45mins
  • 19BonucciBooked at 26mins
  • 13Danilo
  • 30Bentancur
  • 5PjanicBooked at 39minsSubstituted forMatuidiat 49'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 33BernardeschiSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 55'minutes
  • 10DybalaBooked at 70minsSubstituted forHiguaínat 80'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 1Szczesny
  • 8Ramsey
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 14Matuidi
  • 21Higuaín
  • 24Rugani
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 35Olivieri
  • 38Muratore
  • 42de Oliveira Andrade

Torino

  • 39Sirigu
  • 5IzzoBooked at 58mins
  • 4Silveira Neves Vojnovic
  • 36Silva NascimentoSubstituted forDjidjiat 84'minutes
  • 29De SilvestriSubstituted forEderaat 80'minutes
  • 7Lukic
  • 23Meité
  • 34AinaBooked at 60minsSubstituted forAnsaldiat 84'minutes
  • 24VerdiSubstituted forMillicoat 67'minutes
  • 21Berenguer Remiro
  • 9Belotti

Substitutes

  • 11Zaza
  • 15Ansaldi
  • 17Singo
  • 18Ujkani
  • 20Edera
  • 22Millico
  • 25Rosati
  • 27Ghazoini
  • 30Djidji
  • 33Nkoulou
  • 80Adopo
  • 88Rincón
Referee:
Fabio Maresca

Match Stats

Home TeamJuventusAway TeamTorino
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home22
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Juventus 4, Torino 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Juventus 4, Torino 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Koffi Djidji.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leonardo Bonucci.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Koffi Djidji.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Soualiho Meité (Torino) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Cristian Ansaldi.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Berenguer (Torino) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrea Belotti (Torino) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cristian Ansaldi with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Leonardo Bonucci tries a through ball, but Douglas Costa is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Armando Izzo.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Douglas Costa (Juventus) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

  13. Goal!

    Own Goal by Koffi Djidji, Torino. Juventus 4, Torino 1.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adrien Rabiot (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Torino. Koffi Djidji replaces Bremer.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Torino. Cristian Ansaldi replaces Ola Aina.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Juan Cuadrado.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Simone Edera (Torino).

  19. Post update

    Blaise Matuidi (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danilo (Juventus) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Higuaín.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 4th July 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus30243363263775
2Lazio30215466313568
3Inter Milan29197362293364
4Atalanta29186582394360
5Roma29146953401348
6AC Milan30137103937246
7Napoli29136104639745
8Hellas Verona2911993734342
9Sassuolo30117125552340
10Cagliari29109104845339
11Parma29116124038239
12Bologna29108114146-538
13Fiorentina29710123542-731
14Udinese2987142541-1631
15Torino3094173456-2231
16Sampdoria2985163351-1829
17Genoa2968153556-2126
18Lecce3067173870-3225
19SPAL2954202350-2719
20Brescia2946192558-3318
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