Juventus vs Sassuolo: Ronaldo hits net as Serie A match ends in draw

Juventus vs Sassuolo: Ronaldo hits net as Serie A match ends in draw

- Juventus vs Sassuolo ended in stalemate as Old Lady failed to record win

- Bonucci's early goal and Ronaldo's late minute penalty saved Juventus from defeat

- Jeremie Boga and Francesco Caputo were also on targets for aggressive Sassuolo side

Juventus vs Sassuolo ended in stalemate as Mauricio Sarri's men failed to record a home victory over their visitors during the tough Serie A encounter on Sunday evening, December 1.

Old Lady went into the game head up with Cristiano Ronaldo back in action after a minor injury setback that ruled him out of couple of games.

Juventus got the early lead in the 20th minute of action through centre-back and vice-captain Leonardo Bonucci.

A fine assist from Rodrigo Bentancur was all needed as the defender changed the score sheet but the lead was cancelled out by Jeremie Boga's 22th minute strike.

The Frenchman tapped into the net comfortably with Francesco Caputo producing the fantastic assist as the game ended 1-1 in the first half.

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Sassuolo showed loads of aggression and ruthlessness in the second half with another goal into the net of their hosts.

Francesco Caputo, who produced an amazing assist for Boga, gave the visitors a three-minute into the second half lead with a fine finish.

Filip Djuricic and Manuel Locatelli were booked by the referee but that was not a factor to tame the Sassuolo's aggressive attack-line.

Cristiano Ronaldo later scored a crucial penalty for Juventus to balance the score sheet after Paulo Dybala was fouled in the box.

The match ended is stalemate but Juventus still hold on to their lead on the Serie A table ahead of Inter Milan.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Mauricio Sarri, Juventus manager, has backed Cristiano Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or glory ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

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