Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:29:01 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Ronaldo back in form as Juventus beat 10-man Lecce 4-0

photo by

FC Juventus\' Cristiano Ronaldo (left) kicks the ball during a Serie A football match between FC Juventus and Lecce in Turin, Italy on Friday.

By
28th-Jun-2020       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Agency :
Cristiano Ronaldo is back in form.
He set up two goals and converted a penalty to help Juventus beat 10-man Lecce 4-0 on Friday and boost its chances of claiming a record-extending ninth successive Serie A title.
Ronaldo had struggled since soccer resumed in Italy, but his return to form pushed Juventus seven points clear of second-placed Lazio, which host Fiorentina on Saturday.
"What's important is that we continue to get results," Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said when asked about their increasing advantage at the top of the table.
"We struggled at the beginning and then we managed to get going at the end of the first half. But I saw a good mentality because even when the match was over, we still continued to attack."
Lecce remained in the relegation zone but is level on points with Genoa, which occupies the last position of safety.
Lecce started brightly but its chances of getting anything from the match diminished when defender Fabio Lucioni was shown a straight red card for a last-man challenge on Rodrigo Bentancur, leaving the visiting side in 10-men for nearly an hour.
"Until the sending off the match was balanced," said Lecce coach Fabio Liverani, who also bemoaned the number of players he is missing through injury.
"Maybe if we had had every player available I could have made different moves. At the moment I have a maximum of 14 players available. But I am sure that with a bit of fortune, getting some players back, we can have our say in matches against direct rivals."
Juventus scored all of its goals after the red card and in the second half, but struggled to break down the visitors.
Ronaldo had several chances but sent an overhead kick past the left post and somehow headed over an empty goal from two yards out. However, the Portugal international set up Juve's opener eight minutes after the break as he cut the ball back to Paulo Dybala who curled into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.
Ronaldo then got on the scoresheet himself with his second penalty in as many matches after he was tripped by Luca Rossettini.
Ronaldo also set up Juve's third in the 83rd minute, back-heeling the ball for Gonzalo Higuaín to score shortly after coming off the bench.
Matthijs de Ligt headed in a Douglas Costa cross two minutes later to cap a great night for Juventus.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Public money but health facilities are first for VIPs not acceptable


PUBLIC health experts reiterated that the country was failing to provide quality healthcare to all because of deep-rooted corruption and lack of accountability, and called for an overhaul of the healthcare sector. 70 per cent of the health care expenditure is out-of-pocket and the extremely high expenses have been pushing ...

City »

Senior Vice-President of Dhaka Mohanagar Dakshin Juba League Ahmed Ullah Madhu distributing food materials among the destitute on behalf of Awami Juba League Chairman Sheikh Fazle Shams Parosh to tackle coronavirus crisis. The snap was taken from the ciy's Lalbag area on Friday.


.

International »

Iraqi forces raid Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah base, 14 arrested


Al Jazeera News :Iraqi security forces have raided a base belonging to a powerful Iran-backed armed group in southern Baghdad and detained at least 14 militia members, sources have told Al Jazeera.The raid late on Thursday was the most brazen action by Iraqi forces against a major Iran-backed group in ...

Entertainment »

Reshma Sweety`s musical story


Entertainment Report :Few years ago, promising singer Reshma Sweety rendered a song titled Dulabhai Dulbhai O Aamar Dulabhai Cholona Cinema Dekhite Aji Jai, Cinema Naam Naki Tomake Chai came into discussion. Though she has been rendering song for last 12 years but she has pain in this regard. While talking ...

Editorial »

We don`t need sleeping Human Rights Commission


THE High Court in a full verdict about a writ petition relating to torture of domestic help Khadiza, 12, by her employer in 2013 said on Wednesday that the law made the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) a 'toothless tiger' to some extent. The court also said that the law ...

City »

Leaders of `Musafir`, a humanitarian organisation distributing food aid among the distressed people in Chattogram. The snap was taken from in front of Circuit House in the city on Thursday.


.

International »

US puts sanctions on 5 Iranian ship captains for bringing oil to Venezuela


Reuters :Speaking at a news conference, Pompeo said the ships delivered about 1.5 million barrels of Iranian gasoline and related components, and warned mariners against doing business with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose ouster Washington seeks."As a result of today's sanctions, these captains' assets will be blocked. ...

Sports »

PCB wants written clearance from BCCI to play in two World Cups in India


Agency :The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the ICC to get written assurances from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that its team would face no problems getting visas to play in the 2021 T20 World Cup and the 2023 50 over World Cup in India."We ...

Entertainment »

Neha Kakkar takes a break from social media


Since Sushant Singh Rajput suicidal death, social media became not less than a battleground where netizens and celebrities are blaming each other for ongoing controversy. Netizens are slamming Bollywood biggies for sidelining outsiders whereas star celebrities are now keeping them aside from the matter and have started either deactivating their ...

Business & Economy »

Virtual conference on ‘Higher Education in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges’


News Desk :The Faculty of Business Administration of BGC Trust University Bangladesh recently organized a virtual conference titled "Higher Education in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges."   Chairman, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation & Chairman, Executive Committee of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Professor, Accounting Department, University of Chittagong Professor Dr. Md. ...

Editorial »

Chinese delegation came, criticised the mismanagement in hospitals but offered no help


ALTHOUGH the World Health Organisation (WHO) has a guideline for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in the healthcare outlets especially dedicated to Covid-19 treatment only a handful of hospitals follow it, as per reports published in national dailies. Health experts opined that many lives could have been saved during the ...

City »

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury handing over 'Sword of Honour' to best all rounder midshipman Asif Mehraj at Bangladesh Naval Academy at Patenga in Chattogram on Wednesday.


Entertainment »

Virat shares an unseen throwback picture with wife Anushka


Since the coronavirus lockdown, most celebrities are sharing their throwback pictures from the past. Recently cricketer shared his and wife Anushka Sharma unseen snapped on the social media. He's back in the time post revealed a sneak-peek from their vacations showcasing a picturesque view of snow-clad mountains while sitting with ...

Entertainment »

Why heroine of Razzak was changed several times in Sandhi


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :In 1987, Sandhi, produced by Zohra Gazi and directed by Gazi Mazharul Anowar, was the commercially most successful film. Razzak-starrer this film was released on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in 1987. In that Eid, Momtaz Ali’s Niyot, AJ Mintu’s Lalu Mastan and Shah Alam Kiron’s Niyotir Khela ...

Cricket »

Hafeez says he has tested negative for coronavirus


Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez has tested negative for coronavirus - a day after the country's cricket board said he was among 10 players in their squad to tour England who had been infected.All-rounder Hafeez, 39, said in a tweet that a subsequent examination at a private laboratory in Lahore had cleared ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news