Juventus beats Chievo but Ronaldo misses a penalty

TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 21: Stefano Sorrentino, goalkeeper of Chievo, reacts after saving a penalty as Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus shows his dejection during the Serie A match between Juventus and Chievo at Allianz Stadium on January 21, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

With goals from Costa, Can, and Rugani, Juventus defeated Chievo in their own stadium. Cristiano Ronaldo missed his first penalty in Serie A.

In a Monday night Serie A football match between Juventus and Chievo, the Vecchia Signora wanted to continue their unbeaten run in the competition and came out on top against a modest Chievo.

One would’ve thought that Cristiano Ronaldo was going to have an easy night, but he really struggled to get a goal and even missed his very first penalty kick in Serie A.

The heroes of the night were Paulo Dybala with two assists, Douglas Costa with a spectacular solo goal, Emre Can with one goal, and Daniele Rugani with another.

The one who opened the scoreline was Brazilian Douglas Costa, who grabbed a pass from Dybala early in the first half and approached to the outskirts of the box to release a potent strike that went past the Chievo goalkeeper.

The shot was so impressive, that even Juve goalkeeper Mattia Perin was quite impressed by the effort.

The Vecchia Signora controlled the match from start to finish, Chievo barely made any type of approach to the leader’s box and all offensive Juventus’ players had their chances to score.

But Cristiano Ronaldo was the unlucky one this evening.

The second goal came right before the halftime whistle, Paulo Dybala combined with Emre Can while entering the box.

A one-two that the fans really appreciated at Juventus’ Stadium, they cheered the action that ended in a beautiful finish from Emre Can to the bottom corner.

With a comfortable 2-0 result, Juventus went to the dressing rooms and then came back hungrier for more goals.

At the start of the second half, it was Cristiano Ronaldo’s turn to score his goal after the ball hit defender Mattia Bani’s hand and a penalty was awarded for the local squad.

BREMEN, GERMANY - AUGUST 18: Franco Semioli of Genua runs with the ball during the Uefa Champions League qualifying match between Werder Bremen and Sampdoria Genua at Weser Stadium on August 18, 2010 in Bremen, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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According to the former Fiorentina and Chievo Verona player, the Italy national team will suffer in the future because of the few youth prospects.

This was Ronaldo’s perfect opportunity to keep scoring goals and move further away in the Cappocannioniere table with 15, but his shot was too predictable and goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino was able to stop it with no problems.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s face was a poem, he was obviously upset for not being able to score his goal and what came after was a set of failed occasions from a frustrated Portuguese forward throughout the second half.

Despite the constant efforts from all the Juventus players, Chievo kept the hope of possibly pulling one goal back for them during the second half but they were also unlucky.

The last ten minutes of the game was more exciting for the local side, as Ronaldo kept trying with little fortune and his frustration was more evident after every failed chance.

The last goal of the match came during the 84th minute, when Bernardeschi sent the cross to Rugani’s head and the Italian defender was able to find an opening that gave Juve the final third goal of the evening.

This victory leaves Juventus with 56 points in Serie A, which is 9 above Napoli and still undefeated in the competition. Out of the 20 matches that Juventus has played this season in Serie A, they have already won 18 and only gotten a draw in 2 of them.

The Vecchia Signora still hasn’t lost in the current season, the only defeat they’ve gotten has been in the Champions League against Manchester United earlier in the season.

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