overtaking in third place – Corriere.it

Juve dragged by Cristiano Ronaldo overcomes Roma 2-0 at the Stadium, overtakes them in the standings in third place and moves to 5 points from the top with one game less. They decide the goal of the Portuguese, who thus celebrates his 36th birthday celebrated yesterday, and Ibanez’s own goal in the second half in an attempt to avoid Ronaldo’s tap-in. The first half balanced. Roma starts better, approaches Szczesny’s goal a couple of times, but Juve passes in the 12 ‘: Sandro from the left serves Morata in the area who gives back to Cristiano Ronaldo, a precise and not very fast left foot who slips into the low angle. The script of the match does not change: the bianconeri let Roma play, defend themselves low and restart. At 21 ‘a right-footed shot by Cristante touches the intersection of the posts, a minute later Juve to go close to 2-0 with the shot of the usual Ronaldo, deflected by Kumbulla, who hits the inside of the crossbar and falls a few centimeters out of the goal line. At 27 ‘Rome opportunity: on the corner from the left of Veretout, Mancini arrives in the running who kicks badly from a few steps and sends the ball 5-6 meters to the right of Szczesny At 41’ again Ronaldo diagonally, this time Pau Lopez ready to dismiss.

The recovery follows the same script: Juve waiting and restarting, Rome trying to make itself dangerous, but the shots on goal are hiding. At 58 ‘Spinazzola’s cross-shot that passes not far from the Juventus goal. At the half hour of the restart Fonseca revolutionizes the team with three changes: via an opaque Villar for Diawara, Carles Perez also enters for Cristante and especially Dzeko, who returns to the field after the weeks in the stands due to disagreements with the technician, instead of Mayoral. You also change for Juve, with the entry of Cuadrado and Kulusevski for Morata and McKennie. At 67 ‘dangerous Carles Perez, who shoots after a flying exchange with Dzeko: Szczesny saves. At 69 ‘Juve suddenly doubles: ball round, Kulusevski’s cross, and Ibanez slips into his goal in an attempt to anticipate Ronaldo. The last 20 minutes are under control for the bianconeri, while Roma try to react without bothering the Juventus goalkeeper, apart from the drumming action in the 80 ‘with a cross by Bruno Peres on which Dzeko arrives late and immediately after a shot -cross of Spinazzola. For the Capitoline, yet another misstep against the big names, although certainly with a more encouraging performance than, for example, the sensational flops against Atalanta and Lazio. While for Juve the start of a new championship: among the teams that will compete for the Scudetto there is also Pirlo’s team.

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February 6, 2021 (change February 6, 2021 | 20:00)

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