Dybala & CR7 fire Juve past Genoa

Serie A

Serie A leaders Juventus romped to a 3-1 victory over Genoa on Tuesday evening, with Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo netting once again.

Danilo returned from a one-match suspension with FC Barcelona-bound Miralem Pjanic starting as did front-pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.

Ronaldo pushed for the opener with two quick fire efforts from outside the area, but Mattia Perin stood firm and parried both attempts on either occasions.

Matthijs De Ligt also looked to give his side the lead from a corner with 24 minutes played, but the final delivery went over the top.

Perin, formerly of Juventus, continued to have shots thrown his way with Dybala getting in from the left side to bring Perin to a save a little later.

Genoa pulled off a double change following the start of the second half, sacrificing Lasse Schone and Andrea Favilli for Antonio Sanabria and Lukas Lerager respectively.

The Bianconeri though drew first blood five minutes later after Dybala cut into the area from the right after skipping two bodies to find the bottom corner.

Ronaldo added a second and his 24th league goal of the campaign six minutes thereafter with a long range drive after being afforded space off a pass from Pjanic.

Juventus refused to take the foot off the gas and instead tripled their advantage through Douglas Costa, who curled into the top corner from the right side of the area on 73 minutes.

The Rossoblu still had a bit of fight left within three minutes as Andrea Pinamonti-on-loan from Inter Milan found the roof of the net after cutting in from the back post.

Juve were in search of a fourth following the closing minutes, but three goals was enough to strengthen their grip on a ninth straight league title.

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