Serie A roundup: Juventus claim ninth successive Serie A title

    Juventus secured a 36 th league championship with success over Sampdoria.

    Juventus clinched a ninth successive Scudetto with a 2-0 home win over Sampdoria on Sunday.

    Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock in first half stoppage- time and Maurizio Sarri saw his team double their lead through Federico Bernardeschi with 23 minutes left in Turin prior to the visitors had Morten Thorsby sent.

    Leading goalscorer Ronaldo had the possibility to net his 32 nd goal in Serie A this season when the hosts were granted a penalty late on, however he struck the crossbar and the score remained 2-0.

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    9er) (@juventusfcen) July26,(************** )

    Success moved Juventus 7 points clear of closest opposition Inter Milan with 2 games to play and guaranteed they commemorated a 36 th league championship.

    Ciro Immobile struck a hat-trick for Lazio in their 5-1 win at Verona to stay ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in the scoring charts.

    The two-time Capocannoniere scored two times from the penalty spot and Simone Inzaghi’s side stay level on points with third-placed Atlanta.

    Ciro Immobile, right, scored a hat-trick for Lazio (Paola Garbuio/AP)

    Verona proceeded 6 minutes prior to half- time, however 4 goals after the break for Lazio, with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Joaquin Correa also on target, imply they might still finish as high as second this season.

    Roma were reliant on spot-kicks to assist them past Fiorentina, after Jordan Veretout held his nerve on 2 events from 12 yards at the Stadio Olimpico.

    Against his old club, the Frenchman opened the scoring in first half stoppage- time and added another with 3 minutes delegated Nikola Milenkovic‘s 54 th-minute equaliser.

    |All business from the match-winner #ASRoma #RomaFiorentina

    — AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 26, 2020

    Leece’s survival quote was dealt a blow by Musa Barrow’s stoppage- time winner for Bologna in a 5-goal thriller.

    Fabio Liverani’s strugglers tracked by 2 goals after 5 minutes, however Marco Mancosu and Filippo Falco got them back on level terms only for Barrow to offer the hosts a 3-2 success and leave the visitors 4 points from safety.

    Torino were held to a 1-1 draw by bottom club Spal, however it sufficed to secure Serie A status for another year.

    Walter Mazzarri was sacked by Torino in February and prospered by Moreno Longo, who has assisted them to safety (Nick Potts/PA)

    Simone Verdi put the visitors on course for 3 points and in spite of being pegged back by Marco D’Allessandro 10 minutes from time, the draw moved them 7 clear of the relegation zone with only 2 more fixtures to play.

    A second minute opener from Stefano Okaka assisted Udinese leapfrog Cagliari in the table and move as much as 13 th after a 1-0 win in Sardinia.

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