TURIN – Serie A, Juventus-Lecce 4-0, goals: Paulo Dybala at 52 'and Cristiano Ronaldo on penalty at 61', Gonzalo Higuain at 83 'and De Ligt at 84'.
Juventus try their first escape for the Scudetto . The Bianconeri have beaten Lecce, not without suffering, and have flown to seven more on Lazio second in the standings (which has one race less).
For most of the first half, Juve suffered the fast game of Lecce and seriously risked going at a disadvantage but at 30 'there was a turn of events favorable to the bianconeri.
Lucioni, until then perfect, was expelled for a mistake by 'red pencil'. The Lecce defender lost the ball and threw Bentancur into the net. The direct red is inevitable.
From that moment on Juve took over and in the second half the goals came with Dybala, the usual magic under the cross of the posts, and Cristiano Ronaldo, another penalty goal after the one against Bologna.
In the final game, the Bianconeri rounded off the score with Higuain's goals, on an assist by Cristiano Ronaldo, and De Ligt, pawed by two steps on a cross by Douglas Costa from the right.
Juve continues not to convince but in the meantime it has increased to seven more on the second in the class.
Juventus-Lecce 4-0, always mark Cristiano Ronaldo and Dybala.
Juventus try to escape for the Scudetto with Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Matuidi; Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot; Bernardeschi, Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo. All. Sarri.
Lecce responds to Juventus with Gabriel; Donati, Lucioni, Paz; Rspoli, Mancosu, Tachsidis, Petriccione Vera; Falco and Shakov. Her. Liverani.
Two big surprises. Matuidi in the edited position of left back and Bernardeschi confirmed owner in the offensive trident. On the field also Cristiano Ronaldo despite the fact that there was talk of his rest.
The first scoring opportunity was created by Juventus. Bernardeschi received a throw from the rear, passed Gabriel with a lob but then the ball ended up on the bottom.
Lecce's reaction was not long in coming. At 5 ', Rispoli found himself alone in front of Szczesny but he shot the stars. In the 11th minute, Mancosu was served by a wrong pass from Cuadrado but his central shot was blocked by Szczesny.
At 23 'Rabiot tried the goal with a fireball from the trocar but Gabriel was good at rejecting his conclusion at the net. At 27 ', Bentancur tried the goal with a header that did not frame the door mirror.
At 31 ', Lecce remained in ten men for a serious mistake by Lucioni. The defender had the ball removed from Bentancur and then spread it out. It was the last man's foul so the referee sent him off. Lecce in ten men.
Cristiano Ronaldo ate a goal practically empty goal at 40 '. He had been left alone by the defense of Lecce but his header ended high over the crossbar. The first half between Juventus and Lecce ended from zero to zero.
Juventus lead 52 '. After a defensive disengagement from Lecce, Ronaldo served Dybala. The Argentine center forward kicked with his magic left by putting the ball under the cross of the goalposts.
Doubling Juventus at 61 '. Cristiano Ronaldo earned and transformed (centrally) a penalty kick.
In the final game, Juve scored two more goals with Higuain (in the 83rd minute) and De Ligt (in the 84th minute). It is over, Juve beat Lecce and went to more seven on Lazio second in the standings.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano