Cristiano Ronaldo continued his goalscoring streak as Juventus won 2-1 away over AS Roma and moved two points clear at the top of Serie A.
Juve took an early lead through Merih Demiral in the 3rd minute before Ronaldo doubled their advantage through a penalty spot in 10th minute.
It was Ronaldo’s 14th league goal of the season and his ninth in the last six Serie A appearances.
Things got worse for Roma towards the end of the first half when Nicolo Zaniolo was taken off as he ruptured the anterior crucial ligament in his right knee.
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Roma pulled one back on 68 minutes through a Diego Perotti penalty but could not find equaliser until the final whistle.
Juve currently on 48 points at the top of the table ahead of Inter Milan who could only draw 1-1 to Atalanta.
“We played well for a good 60 minutes, and suffering at the Stadio Olimpico against Roma is almost inevitable,” Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.
“What I did not like is that we tried to sit on our lead rather than increase it, as three times we had three-against-one counter-attacks and didn’t finish them off.”