Juventus vs Parma: Ronaldo scores 16th Serie A goal in Juve's 2-1 win

Juventus vs Parma: Ronaldo scores 16th Serie A goal in Juve's 2-1 win

- Juventus vs Parma's Serie A game ended in favour of the home team

- Cristiano Ronaldo's brace sink the visitors at Allianz Stadium

- The Old Lady have now moved four points clear of Inter Milan who drew against Lecce

Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo were all Juventus needed to outscore stubborn Parma in Sunday's tough Serie A clash.

The victory helped the Old Lady open a four points gap over Antonio Conte's Inter Milan who failed to beat Lecce earlier in the day.

Ronaldo gave his side the lead in the 43rd minute after driving into the visitor's danger zone dribbling past two defenders before unleashing the shot which was deflected into the net.

The 34-year-old made a solo run from the left flank before cutting back in his traditional attacking style and then fired home the lead.

Moments later, former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey tried doubling his side's lead but his efforts went inches wide from the post after which the referee signaled the end of the half.

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On return for the remainder of the fixture, Paulo Dybala and Danilo combined to add to the tally but the Brazilian's shot was saved by the Luigi Sepe.

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The goalkeeper's brilliant effort stopped Maurizio Sarri's men from going two goals up with minutes into the second half.

Parma's confidence grew along with the game and they mounted a bit more pressure on their hosts and they got a stunning goal from Andreas Cornelius in the 55th minute.

Cornelius, who came into the match in the 44th minute headed the away team back into the game after rising up high to connect with Matteo Scozzarella's corner kick from the right flank.

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The header was excellent enough to beat Wojciech Szczesny who stretched out all his body but still could not save the effort from going into the net.

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Three minutes later, Dybala set-up Ronaldo with a clinical pass before the Portuguese forward powered a close-range shot to seal his side's victory in the meeting.

Juventus ended the match 2-1 as they regained momentum to win their ninth straight Serie A title this season.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri, has expressed displeasure over Ronaldo's recent Ballon d'Or snub, saying it was really annoying to see Messi win the prestigious individual award for a record sixth time.

The Portuguese superstar was shunned as the Barcelona talisman clinched Ballon d'Or award in December in French capital Paris, beating off competition from Liverpool's Vigil van Dijk and the Juventus star.

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