Cristiano Ronaldo was nothing but ecstatic when Juventus beat Napoli 2-1 in the Serie A 2020-21 clash at the Allianz Stadium. The Portuguese star unleashed his A-game in the crucial game and opened the scoring for the defending champions in the 13th minute. The visitors were further shaken up when Paulo Dybala, returning from injury, extended Juventus’ lead to 2-0 with a stunning 73rd-minute strike. Lorenzo Insigne pulled one out for Napoli from the penalty spot in the last minute, but it was too late for the end of Napoli’s four-game winning streak in the league. Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala shine as Juventus beat Porto 2–1 in Serie A 2020–21.
With this triumph, the Turinese reached the third position in the team standings, keeping their hopes of retaining the title alive. Notably, the Italian giants were under the pump at the start of this match, having collected just one point in their last two outings against relegation teams Benevento and Torino. However, they won three crucial points in this contest and Ronaldo was a happy man. Sharing a photo with winger Federico Chiesa of the match, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner wrote: “Great guys, 3 very important points! We need that final spirit!
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With Juventus just one point away from second-place AC Milan, table winners Inter Milan are still 12 points ahead of them, and Andre Pirlo’s men must extend their winning streak to get closer to Antonio Conte’s team. Juventus will face Genoa on April 11 (Sunday) at the Allianz Stadium.
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