Turin, October 20: Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the fourth Serie A home game in succession as Juventus claimed a 2-1 victory over Bologna on Saturday (October 19) despite some late drama.
The Portugal forward has netted in all of Juve’s home league fixtures this season and opened the scoring with a typically clinical finish. Bologna levelled with a sumptuous half-volley from full-back Danilo before Miralem Pjanic restored Juve’s advantage after some poor defending by the visitors.
Late in the game, the visitors had a penalty appeal for handball against Matthijs de Ligt turned down and hit the crossbar, while Gianluigi Buffon made a fine late save as Juve moved four points clear at the top of the table. Ronaldo was presented with a special award by Juventus before kick-off having scored his 700th career goal while on international duty and it did not take him long to add to that tally.