Juventus vs Lazio: Ronaldo's brace powered Old Lady to 2-1 victory

Juventus vs Lazio: Ronaldo's brace powered Old Lady to 2-1 victory

- Juventus vs Lazio Serie A clash ended in a 2-1 win for the hosts

- Cristiano Ronaldo's two second-half goals sealed the victory for the Old Lady as they edge closer to another league title

- Ronaldo after the game became the third player to score 30 Serie A goals in the last 60 years after Toni and Gonzalo

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Cristiano Ronaldo's brace were all Juventus needed to overcome stubborn Lazio in their 2-1 win at the Allianz Stadium.

The 35-year-old put the Old Lady handed the Old Lady the lead through the spot in the 51st minute after his initial shot was blocked just at the edge of the danger zone.

He doubled his side's lead and at the same time completed his double in the game barely three minutes later with a simple tap in.

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Argentine playmaker Paulo Dybala set the winger up after making a solo run into the visitor's goal area and then passed the ball to Ronaldo who buried the ball without any issue.

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Ciro Immobile reduced his side's deficit seven minutes from time through a penalty but his goal wasn't enough to stop them from losing.

Juventus vs Lazio: Ronaldo's brace powered Old Lady to 2-1 victory
Juventus vs Lazio: Ronaldo and Dybala running towards Lazio's danger zone - Getty Images
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Juventus maintain their leadership on the table with 80 points after 34 league matches - eight points better than contenders Inter Milan with the same number of games.

However, Ronaldo set some strange records after the match after becoming the third player to score 30 goals in the Serie A in the last 60 years.

He matched the records set by Luca Toni and Gonzalo Higuain while Immobile also joined the party with the spot-kick that helped increase his tally to 30 goals this campaign.

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The five-time Ballon Ballon d'Or winner also became the fastest player to reach 50 Serie A goals since he was born in 1985 (61 games).

The former Real Madrid attacker is also the first to score over 50 goals in the English, Italian and Spanish topflight.

Meanwhile, he is on the verge of winning his second straight Italian League title since he joined them in the summer of 2018.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has thrown himself in the Serie A's golden boot race for the 2019/20 season with 28 goals and with six games to end the season.

Before the Leagues in Europe were all suspended, Ronaldo was nowhere in the race for the golden boot, but the Portuguese oiled his engine well during the lockdown.

His superb training during lockdown however helped him when football returned as Ronaldo has scored seven goals in six games.

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