Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo is now the fastest player to score 50 Serie A goals as his side put themselves on the cusp of a ninth successive Scudetto with a 2-1 win over Lazio. They went into Monday’s clash with the chance to go eight points clear at the top with four games to go after both Inter and Atalanta dropped points over the weekend. Juve made no mistake against a Lazio side that has seen their title challenge fade badly since the restart, Ronaldo scoring twice in the space of three second-half minutes to secure victory. A 51st-minute penalty took him to his half-century in 61 matches and he had an easy finish for a second that looked to have ended the game as a contest until Ciro Immobile’s penalty set up a tense finale that Juve survived to all but ensure the title will remain in Turin.
Thomas Strakosha was not legitimately tested until the 35th minute when he turned Adrien Rabiot’s effort over after a surging run from the Frenchman, with Ronaldo heading wide from the resulting corner. Lazio were also denied by the woodwork shortly before half-time when Immobile sent a rasping strike cannoning off the post.