Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice late within the first half for Juventus in opposition to backside staff Crotone.© AFP
Cristiano Ronaldo stored Juventus within reach of the Serie A summit on Monday with a headed brace which helped the champions to a 3-0 win over backside membership Crotone. Portugal ahead Ronaldo struck twice late within the first half to interrupt the resistance of lowly Crotone and preserve Juve eight factors behind league leaders Inter Milan. Weston McKennie made positive of the factors halfway via the second half, lashing residence when the ball broke to him after a nook.
Andrea Pirlo’s aspect climb to 3rd with the win thanks additionally to Roma, who’re some extent again in fourth, solely managing a goalless draw at Benevento on Sunday evening.
They’re additionally 4 factors behind second-placed AC Milan who’ve misplaced three of their final 5 league matches, together with Sunday’s 3-0 derby thumping by the hands of Inter.
Juve, chasing their tenth straight league title, have a recreation in hand on each Milan golf equipment and play Inter within the penultimate spherical of league video games in Turin.
Crotone in the meantime stay rooted to the underside of the division due to their fifth defeat on the bounce.