Juventus did not waste their second ‘match ball’ against Sampdoria (2-0); and conquered their ninth consecutive ‘Title’ two days from the end, as their advantage over Inter is already 7 points. It is the first for Maurizio Sarri at 61 and the second in two seasons for Cristiano Ronaldo. Who opened the scoring but missed a penalty in the end that could cost him the European Golden Boot. The Portuguese has 31 goals; while Robert Lewandowski and Ciro Immobile, after their hat trick today with Lazio, lead the table with 34.
Danilo and Dybala retired injured
Juventus completely dominated Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria in a first half marked by physical setbacks; that forced three players to withdraw from the field. The first to leave the field was visiting center Julian Chabot (22 ‘) and two’ bianconeri ‘followed: Danilo; after a collision with Gaston Ramirez that left him stunned (29’); and Paulo Dybala, with a muscular problem that It can set you aside for the rest of the season (40 ‘).
Juve lacked clarity of ideas to capture their overwhelming superiority; and even before opening the scoring allowed Samp to lavish his first arrival with a shot by Fabio Quagliarella that was saved by Wojciech Szczesny (38 ‘).
Ronaldo assisted by Pjanic
It was in the long discount of the first part when Cristiano Ronaldo opened the can in a strategic move. Miralem Pjanic (the already Barca player returned to the starting lineup today) fooled everyone by launching a foul and, instead of centering, sent the Portuguese horizontally; who placed a low and very precise shot from the front of the area that he surpassed Emil Audero.
Far from being a formality, Juve suffered at the start of the second half against a Samp; who did not gamble at all to ensure his stay in Serie A. In the first quarter of an hour, Gaston Ramirez, Quagliarella, and Maya Yoshida had four clear occasions to tie.
Juventus suffers before sentencing Bernardeschi
Juve, who accused the absence of Dybala, once again showed the irregularity and defensive weakness that has presided over the season. But she remade herself in time. Audero avoided 2-0 by repelling a shot by Cristiano Ronaldo in a counter directed by Adrien Rabiot and the Portuguese tried again soon after. The Samp goalkeeper could only reject this time the hard shot and Federico Bernardeschi, who entered for Dybala, pushed the ball into the net (67 ‘).
Quagliarella again forced Szczesny to show off, but the Samp was inferior in the last quarter of an hour when Morten Thorsby saw the second yellow for an ugly foul on Pjanic.
Cristiano takes a penalty against the crossbar
Cristiano Ronaldo, in the 88th minute, on a penalty that crashes into the crossbar. Juve is a champion and maintains its undeniable hegemony in ‘calcium’ in practically the last decade; but sealed the ‘Title’ with very fair forces and a precarious physical condition since, in addition to Dybala; Matthijs de Ligt withdraw in the last moments with discomfort. He has two inconsequential days left, except for Cristiano Ronaldo, before trying to overcome 1-0 against Lyon on August 7 in the eighth of the Champions League.