Disaster for Ronaldo as Juventus title race over after being held by Torino

Disaster for Ronaldo as Juventus title race over after being held by Torino

- Torino vs Juventus ended in a 2-2 draw in the Turin derby played at the Stadio Olimpico Grande

- Antonio Sanabria grabbed a brace for Torino while Federico Chiesa and Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Juve

- The Bianconeri are now nine points behind league leader Inter Milan as the title seems to be heading to the San Siro

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Juventus played out a 2-2 draw with Torino in an entertaining Serie A fixture played at the Stadio Olimpico Grande.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the equalizer after Antonio Sanabria brace had canceled Federico Chiesa's lead and put his side ahead.

The Biaconeri got their noses in the 13th minute after Chiesa bulldozed his way into the Torino defence and tucked away his shot to make it 1-0.

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The home side's persistence was rewarded after a not properly saved shot by Wojciech Szczesny fell kindly into the path of Sanabria who headed home the equalizer to make it 1-1.

Juve then conceded in the first minute of the second half after a terrible back pass from Dejan Kulusevski, as Sanabria made no mistake in punishing Juve. 2-1 it was

Ronaldo had his header tipped over the bar by Salvatore Sirigu and Chiesa's shot went agonizingly wide later on.

But in the 79th minute, Juventus grabbed their equalizer through Ronaldo after heading home a bouncing shot from Giorgio Chiellini in the box. It had to be confirmed from the VAR that he was not offside.

Rodrigo Bentancur's shot was saved against the post by Sirigu and the Italian shot-stopper also made an easy catch of Ronaldo's header.

Sanabria should have completed his hat-trick in the final minute but Szczesny produced a fantastic stop to keep his side in the game.

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Disaster for Ronaldo as Juventus title race over after being held by Torino
Ronaldo's go could not help Juventus secure the win over Torino as their title ambitions seems to be over. Photo by Marco Bertorello
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Daniele Baselli almost won it for Torino in injury time but his free-kick was saved by Szczesny. Both sides settled for a 2-2 draw.

Juventus are none points behind Inter Milan with ten matches left to play in the Italian topflight division.

The Serie A title could be heading to the San Siro as the defending champions will only have the Coppa Italia trophy left to play for.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly on the verge of being sanctioned by world's football governing body because of his reaction in his Portugal's tie against Serbia.

With the scoreline 2-2, Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had scored the winner for Portugal at the death, but his goal was ruled out as offside which made the Juventus star livid.

Cristiano Ronaldo was so upset with the decision of the referee and even screamed at the assistant before throwing his captain's armband to the floor and storming off the pitch.

Source: Legit.ng

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