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Turin team came to victory with goals from Kulusevski, Morata and McKennie; the “Old Lady” has 62 points, while the leader of the Inter Milan tournament has 74 points

EFE / EPA / ALESSANDRO DI MARCOCristiano Ronaldo didn’t score a goal, but he had a good performance in the match

A Juventus did his part and defeated Genoa 3-1 this Sunday, 11, in a match valid for the 30th round of the Italian Championship. At home, the Turin team came to victory with goals from Kulusevski, Morata and McKennie and remains on the runner-up Milan. Visitors took it out on Scamacca. The distance from Juventus to Milan is one point. Third in the leaderboard, the “Old Lady” has 62 points, against 63 from the Milan rival. Inter Milan leads with 74 points and strides to win the national title. Genoa is in 13th place, with 32 points.

Juventus was not brilliant, but they played better and built the victory with some tranquility, taking few scares. Swedish midfielder Kulusevski opened the scoring with a beautiful shot on the left angle in the fourth minute. At 21, on the counterattack, Chiesa kicked a cross, and the ball was left for Cristiano Ronaldo, who kicked on the crossbar. On the rebound, Morata was in the right place to send the net and extend. On the break, Genoa reacted with Scamacca’s goal. He went up nicely and headed to lower the score after three minutes of the final stage. However, the visitors did no more than that and the hosts swung the net once again, in the 24th minute, with McKennie, to seal the positive result. In the move, the Brazilian Danilo gave a beautiful streak for the young American attacking midfielder to touch on the goalkeeper’s exit.

Cristiano Ronaldo did not score, but had a good performance. The Portuguese star participated in the offensive plays and finished three times towards the goal. This time, however, it went blank. Either way, he remains on top of the tournament’s artillery, with 25 balls in the net. Also this Sunday, Napoli defeated Sampdoria (10th) away from home by 2-0 and entered the G4 of the Italian league. The Neapolitan team went to 59 points and moved up to fourth place, overtaking Atalanta, which fell to fifth place. In sixth, with 55 points, comes Lazio, who won 1-0 against Verona (8th) away from home.

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