Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 100th sport for Juventus with a pair of penalties in a 3-1 success over Genoa on Sunday, because the champions closed the hole on Serie A leaders AC Milan who had been held at house in opposition to Parma. French defender Theo Hernandez’s brace rescued some extent on the loss of life for AC Milan who got here from two targets down to attract 2-2 within the San Siro. Milan’s lead on second-placed Inter was lower to 3 factors after Antonio Conte’s facet staged a 3-1 comeback win at Cagliari. Napoli, in third, are an additional level adrift after beating Sampdoria 2-1, equal on factors with nine-time reigning champions Juventus.
Playing with out injured high scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Milan had regarded set for his or her first league defeat this season.
Hakan Calhanoglu rattled the woodwork thrice with Brahim Diaz additionally hitting the submit for the hosts earlier than Hernani put Parma forward after quarter of an hour.
The Brazilian midfielder then arrange Jasmin Kurtic for the second after 56 minutes.
But two minutes later Hernandez headed in off a Calhanoglu nook with the French defender including a second in damage break day a rebound.
“It wasn’t the best night but we had the quality to bring home an important draw which boosts our self-esteem,” stated coach Stefano Pioli.
“While Ibra gives us a lot of presence, we did well even without him. We have shown strength, especially psychologically, it’s a step forward.”
Chasing a primary league title since 2011, Milan are unbeaten within the first 11 matches of a Serie A season because the 2003/2004, when additionally they received the ‘Scudetto’.
In Genoa, Juventus had been boosted after their 3-0 Champions League win in Barcelona, with Paulo Dybala getting his first objective this season.
Stefano Sturaro levelled for the hosts after an hour.
But Nicolo Rovella’s foul on Juan Cuadrado allowed Ronaldo to fit in his first penalty after 78 minutes with the second coming a minute from time after goalkeeper Mattia Perin introduced down Alvaro Morata.
Genoa sink to second from backside of the league.
Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic lead method
Ronaldo, 35, joins 39-year-old Ibrahimovic as main scorer in Serie A with 10 targets this season, for a complete of 79 since becoming a member of Juventus in 2018.
“What better way to celebrate my 100th game for Juventus, than scoring two more goals for the team?” Ronaldo stated on Twitter earlier than vowing to succeed in 100 targets for the reigning champions.
Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku, 27, is simply behind with 9 targets after scoring the third in opposition to Cagliari in damage time.
Conte’s facet are out of Europe with their focus now on a primary Serie A title since 2010.
They fought again after trailing with 1 / 4 of an hour to go in Sardinia.
Former Cagliari participant Nicolo Barella volleyed within the equaliser after 77 minutes with Danilo D’Ambrosio coming off the bench to right away nod in a second with six minutes to go.
Napoli bought their first win of their newly named Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, renamed after the Argentina legend who led the membership to their solely league titles in 1987 and 1990 and the UEFA Cup in 1989.
Jakub Jankto put Sampdoria forward within the 20th minute, however Hirving Lozano got here off the bench within the second half to spark a Napoli revival.
Lozano bought his head to a Dries Mertens cross seven minutes after the break with the Mexican worldwide then crossing for Andrea Petagna to nod within the winner with 22 minutes remaining.
Roma bought again to successful methods with an emphatic 5-1 victory at Bologna.
All six targets got here within the first half on the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Bologna’s Andrea Poli changed into his personal web after 5 minutes earlier than Edin Dzeko added a second to offer the hosts a two-goal benefit after 10 minutes.
Lorenzo Pellegrini, Jordan Veretout and Henrikh Mkhitaryan added three extra earlier than the break, with a Bryan Cristante personal objective placing Bologna on the scoresheet.
In Bergamo, Atalanta eased previous Fiorentina 3-0, with targets from Robin Gosens, Ruslan Malinovskyi and Rafael Toloi.
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