Five-tome Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to set a new record as Juventus defeated rivals Lazio 2-1 at the Allianz Stadium, as the Old Lady go 8 points clear at the top.
The first half ended, but it took 6 minutes after the restart for Cristiano Ronaldo to score the first goal of the game from the penalty spot. 3 minutes later in the 54th minute, the Portuguese added the 2nd and his 30th of the season. Ciro Immobile pulled one back for Lazio in the 83rd minute to score his 30th goal of the season, but it was not enough to earn a point.
With that win, Juventus have now gone 8 points clear of second placed Inter Milan, and need just 2 more wins to win their 8th straight league title, while Lazio remain 4th on the log, 1 win away from securing Champions League place.
Ronaldo’s first goal in the game was his 50th in the Serie A, and he became the first player in history to score 50+ goals in the Premier League, La Liga and in the Serie A. he can also become the first player in history to win the top scorer in the 3 leagues.
Juventus have once again shown why they are the best team in the division, despite some poor results since the restart, the inconsistency of clubs like Inter, Atalanta and Lazio, means the Turin giants will likely win their 9th straight Scudetto.