Serie A Roundup: Ronaldo, Dybala inspire Juventus to victory, AC Milan hit Lecce

Serie A Roundup: Ronaldo, Dybala inspire Juventus to victory, AC Milan hit Lecce

Serie A defending champions Juventus extended their lead at the top of the table with a comfortable 2-0 win away to Bologna on their first match of the restart. 

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the opener on the 23rd minute from the spot, before Paulo Dybala doubled the lead on the 36th minute. 

Juventus were the first to get sight of goal on the seventh minute as Ronaldo found some space on the box, evaded some challenges, and unleashed a shot, which was saved by the goalie. 

He, however, found the back of the net from the spot, after a foul inside the box to give Maurizio Sarri's charges the lead. 

Paulo Dybala then controlled the ball with an excellent first touch on the edge of the penalty box after receiving a splendid pass and smashed the ball into the top right corner for the second. 

Juve then came close a number of times in the second half, with Federico Bernardeschi hitting the post with a thunderous shot from distance but could not find a third as the match ended 2-0. 

The visitors were forced to play the last few minutes with 10 men after Danilo was sent off following two yellow cards. 

The win saw Juventus move to 66 points, four ahead of Lazio, who play Atalanta on Tuesday night. 

Antoni Conte's Inter Milan are third on 57 points but have a match at hand on the league leaders. 

Other matches

In other fixtures of the night, AC Milan saw off relegation-threatened Lecce 4-1 away to move to seventh. 

Samu Castillejo gave Milan the lead on the 26th minute, but the hosts equalized on the 54th minute through Marco Mancosu from the spot. 

The visitors however restored their lead a minute later as Giacomo Bonaventura found the net for a 2-1 lead. 

They added to more goals through Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao to pick a comfortable win and move up the standings. 

In the other match, Fiorentina were held to a 1-1 draw at home by bottom-side Brescia.

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