THE MATCH: 0-1
Warned of the early evening success of Lazio Rome on the lawn of Torino (2-1), which brought the Ciro Immobile team to a point, Juventus Turin had to try to keep their distance by winning on the field from Genoa. Despite a strong possession (68%) and the attempts on target by Ronaldo (13th, 16th, 43rd), Maurizio Sarri’s team, with Adrien Rabiot in the middle and Blaise Matuidi on the bench at kick-off (entered in the 83rd), did not find the fault in the first period.
But Genoa did not hold and Juve flew away with three pieces of jewelry. Paulo Dybala first made the difference when he returned from the locker room. With his silky ball behavior, he slipped into the surface, escaping three defenders, to deceive Mattia Perin with a cross shot from the left (50th). Six minutes later, Ronaldo accelerated the pace. After a recovery from Danilo and a ball held in the middle by the duo Rabiot-Pjanic, the Portuguese left the central circle, and after five touches of the ball, he struck 25 meters, from the right, in the left window of Perin. A powerful, superb strike.
Behind, in another style, Douglas Costa, who came into play, placed a curled strike from the left which cleaned the right skylight of Perin (73 ‘), sumptuous. Andrea Pinamonti reduced the gap closely (76th) but this controlled success still gives Juve four points ahead of Lazio, nine days before the end. Next step: the Turin derby on Saturday against the Torino.
THE PLAYER: DYBALA REGALE
Paulo Dybala signed his tenth goal this season in Serie A, and it was the first goal of a match for the seventh time, the one that unblocks the situation. He also added a fifth assist to his record on third, making the effort to recover a ball that was spinning in touch.
Juventus Turin had not conceded a goal in Serie A since February 22, on the field of SPAL. She remained in five games in a row without conceding a single goal in the game before that of Pinamonti on Tuesday evening.