With a 2:1 (1:1)-home win against Sampdoria strengthened the Italian League leader Juventus only its leading position, but also set a record. In the calendar year 2018, the “Old lady” assembled in the Serie A season across all 101 points – this is yet achieved by any Team. In the current season, Juve, after 17 Victories and two draws in 53 of 57 possible points.

the guarantee of success was once again Cristiano Ronaldo. With its season goals 13 and 14 of the Portuguese has not only ensured the three points, but also the leadership in the scorers list of Serie A. In the first three regular season games after joining from Real Madrid in the summer, Ronaldo was still goalless.

Against Sampdoria, he met already in the second Minute to guide. However, the visitors drew level before the break. Fabio Quagliarella converted a Emre Can of indebted-hand penalty to the 1:1 (33. Minute). After the break, referee Paolo Valteri also decided on the other side from the penalty spot after a hand play by Alex Ferrari. Ronaldo took the responsibility and scored the winning goal (65.).

In injury time, Juve are lucky that a goal by the substitute, was put back Riccardo Saponara after the intervention of the video wizard due to an offside position. Thus it remained with the scarce success. There’s also chasers Napoli 3:2 (1:1), won against FC Bologna, it remains for Juve nine points clear on the table second. Plenty of evidence suggests that the Team of Massimiliano Allegri for the eighth Time in a row, will be Italian champion. For the upcoming Champions League season, Juventus can plan actually is now. After 19 Games, the “Old lady” disconnect 22 points out of fifth place.

Juventus – Sampdoria 2:1 (1:1)
1:0 Ronaldo (2.)
1:1 Quagliarella (hand penalty, 33.)
2:1 Ronaldo (hand penalty, 65.)
Juventus: Perin – de Scigilio, Rugani, Chiellini, Sandro – Can, Pjanic, Matuidi (82. Costa) – Dybala, Mandzukic (69. Bernardeschi), Ronaldo
Sampdoria: Audero – Sala, Ferrari, Colley, Murru – Praet, Ekdal (82. Jankto), Linetty – Ramirez (72. Saponara) – Quagliarella, Caprari (67. Defrel)
audience: 40.461
referee: Paolo Valeri
Yellow cards: Rugani, Matuidi / Ferrari, Saponara


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