Juventus vs. Sampdoria: Cristiano Ronaldo plays Bianconeri Seal for the ninth consecutive title in Serie A.Juventus vs. Sampdoria: Ronaldo was the first player to score 30 goals in a league campaign for Juventus since John Hansen in 1951-52.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the ninth consecutive title for Juventus against Sampdoria at Allianz Stadium on Sunday evening with a double. With the win, the Turin team were seven points ahead of second-placed Inter Milan, two games were still outstanding. The victory also gave coach Maurizio Sarri his first Italian title.
Both teams settled in and played football in the first half. It got a little frustrating before Ronaldo finally broke the deadlock in added time to the first half of the game, which was also his 31st goal of the season. It was Miralem Pjanic who gave Ronaldo a free kick that found the back of the net to take Juventus to the top. Juventus went 1-0 in the half.
Ronaldo was also involved in the second goal of the night when his shot was blocked by Emil Audero and Federico Bernardeschi intercepted the rebound in the 67th minute to double the lead and almost seal the title for the turn-side.
Ronaldo could have contributed to his record, but missed the opportunity when he struck a penalty against the crossbar in the 89th minute of the game. Ronaldo was the first player to score 30 goals in a league campaign for Juventus since John Hansen in 1951-52.
Ronaldo’s record was increased by a record 12 penalties, and while Juve scored 75 goals, Atalanta scored 96 goals – most in Serie A for more than 60 years.
In 36 games, Juventus has 83 points, while Inter Milan has 76 points from an equal number of games. Juventus will face Cagliari in next Serie A next Thursday.