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Ronaldo on target as Juventus go four points clear at top of Serie A

Paulo Dybala also scored in a 2-0 win over Bologna.

Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Juventus.
Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Juventus.
Image: Massimo Paolone/LaPresse

CRISTIANO RONALDO AND Paulo Dybala scored early as Juventus put their Italian Cup final woes behind them with a 2-0 win over Bologna to move four points clear of Lazio on top of the Serie A table.

Portuguese star Ronaldo had missed a penalty in the Italian Cup semi-final against AC Milan, and drew a blank in the final which Juventus lost 4-2 on penalties to Napoli.

But the 35-year-old made no mistake in Juventus’s first league game since beating Inter Milan 2-0 in Turin on March 8.

He converted a spot-kick earned by Matthijs de Ligt after 23 minutes for his 26th goal for the Turin giants in all competitions this season.

Paulo Dybala curled in the second on 36 minutes off a Federico Bernardeschi back-heel flick as Juventus, chasing a ninth consecutive Scudetto, opened up a four-point lead on second-placed Lazio.

The Romans travel north to fourth-placed Atalanta in Bergamo on Wednesday, looking to keep their bid for a first Serie A title in two decades on track.

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Inter Milan, in third, are nine points adrift of Juventus, and next host Sassuolo.

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