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Fiorentina 0-3 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo scores as champions win again

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 32 league goals in 2018, more than any other player in Europe's top five leagues (Lionel Messi is next on 28)

Unbeaten Serie A leaders Juventus went 11 points clear at the top of the table by beating Fiorentina, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a penalty.

The champions led through Rodrigo Bentancur's excellent 18-yard strike after a one-two with Paulo Dybala.

Giorgio Chiellini scored his first goal in 18 months - a fortunate effort which keeper Alban Lafont pushed into the air, before it landed in his net.

And Ronaldo scored his 10th Serie A goal with a penalty after a handball.

The £99m summer signing from Real Madrid is the joint top scorer in the Italian top flight with Genoa's Krzysztof Piatek.

The last Juventus player to score 10 goals in the first 14 games of his maiden Serie A season was Wales' John Charles in 1957.

Juve, who are going for their eighth consecutive Italian title, have won 13 of their 14 league games.

Second-placed Napoli visit Atalanta on Monday.

Line-ups

Fiorentina

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lafont
  • 4MilenkovicBooked at 64mins
  • 20PezzellaBooked at 71mins
  • 31Franchescoli de SouzaBooked at 51mins
  • 3Biraghi
  • 24BenassiSubstituted forPjacaat 65'minutes
  • 17VeretoutBooked at 90mins
  • 26FernandesBooked at 43mins
  • 8Santos da SilvaSubstituted forThéréauat 80'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 9Simeone
  • 25Chiesa

Substitutes

  • 2Laurini
  • 5Ceccherini
  • 6Norgaard
  • 7Eysseric
  • 10Pjaca
  • 11Mirallas
  • 14Dabo
  • 16Hancko
  • 21Sottil
  • 28Vlahovic
  • 69Dragowski
  • 77Théréau

Juventus

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Szczesny
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 20Cancelo
  • 30BentancurBooked at 50mins
  • 14Matuidi
  • 16Ju CuadradoSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 84'minutes
  • 10Dybala
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoBooked at 80minsSubstituted forBernardeschiat 80'minutes
  • 17MandzukicBooked at 11minsSubstituted forKeanat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Benatia
  • 5Pjanic
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 15Barzagli
  • 18Kean
  • 21Pinsoglio
  • 22Perin
  • 24Rugani
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 37Spinazzola
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
40,872

Match Stats

Home TeamFiorentinaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home17
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fiorentina 0, Juventus 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fiorentina 0, Juventus 3.

  3. Booking

    Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Blaise Matuidi (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marko Pjaca (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Federico Chiesa.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Moise Kean replaces Mario Mandzukic.

  9. Booking

    Cyril Théréau (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Cyril Théréau (Fiorentina).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marko Pjaca.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Edimilson Fernandes.

  14. Post update

    Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Douglas Costa replaces Juan Cuadrado.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Federico Bernardeschi replaces Cristiano Ronaldo.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Fiorentina. Cyril Théréau replaces Gerson.

  20. Booking

    Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 1st December 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus1413103182340
2Napoli1392226131329
3Inter Milan1391325101528
4Lazio137241915423
5AC Milan136432217522
6Parma136251416-220
7Roma135442216619
8Sassuolo135442119219
9Sampdoria145452117419
10Atalanta135352517818
11Torino134631715218
12Fiorentina144641813518
13Cagliari133641216-415
14Genoa134361827-915
15SPAL144281323-1014
16Empoli143471725-813
17Udinese133371218-612
18Bologna142571222-1011
19Frosinone131481028-187
20Chievo130491030-201
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