Italy: Juve easy against Crotone (3-0) with a double from Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus won at home (3-0) against Crotone. Author of a new double, Cristiano Ronaldo shone during this 23rd day of Serie A and allowed his team to find the podium. With 18 goals to his credit, the Portuguese regains the lead among the top scorers in the Italian league.

Juventus regained a foothold on the podium of the Italian Championship by easily disposing of the red lantern Crotone (3-0) on Monday, at the end of the 23rd day, thanks in particular to a new double from Cristiano Ronaldo. CR7, with two relentless headshots (38th, 45 + 1st), facilitated the evening of Juve against Calabrian without complex. Weston McKennie increased the score for the Turinese in the second half (66th).

With this double, the Portuguese takes the lead in the Serie A scorers’ standings with 18 goals, the day after Romelu Lukaku’s 17th place in the clear victory of the leader Inter Milan in the derby against Milan (3-0). He also becomes the first player in history to score 25 goals in fourteen consecutive seasons with a European Top 5 club.

This unprecedented victory at home allows the Bianconeri to move forward after two consecutive losses – a first for Andrea Pirlo as coach – against Naples (0-1) in the league then FC Porto (1-2) this week in 8th first leg of the Champions League.

With 45 points, Juve takes third place from Roma (44 pts), hung Sunday by Benevento (0-0). The Bianconeri are eight points behind leaders Nerazzurro but still have one game to go against Napoli.