Ronaldo Scores As Juventus Wins Another Serie A Title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 31st goal of the season as Juventus beat Sampdoria 2-0 to lift the Serie A title for ninth consecutive time.

At the final whistle, the Juventus players danced solemnly and hugged each other in front of the empty stands at the Allianz Stadium.

For his 31st goal in 32 matches, Ronaldo completed a set-piece when Miralem Pjanic rolled across a free-kick for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to fire into far top corner in first-half stoppage time.

Federico Bernardeschi sealed the win by scoring his first Serie A goal in nearly two years bouncing off Ronaldo's shot midway through the second half.

Sampdoria was reduced to 10 when Morten Thorsby picked up his second yellow for a foul on Pjanic 13 minutes before the end.

Ronaldo then missed the opportunity to increase his tally when he hit the crossbar during a penalty in the 89th minute.

Nonetheless, Juventus have won an insurmountable seven point lead over Inter Milan with two games remaining and can now focus on the Champions League.

The Bianconeri host Lyon in the round of 16 on August 7 after suffering a 0-1 defeat in February. If Juventus can do that, they will reach the last eight in Lisbon.

However, it was a bittersweet night when Juventus lost both right-back Danilo and striker Paulo Dybala in the first half due to injury.

Danilo hit his head on a defender as Dybala arrived with an obvious left thigh problem.

 

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