Parma 0 Juventus 4 LIVE REACTION: Cristiano Ronaldo scores brace in thrashing to inch closer to Milan – latest updates

Parma 0 Juventus 4 LIVE REACTION: Cristiano Ronaldo scores brace in thrashing to inch closer to Milan – latest updates

December 19, 2020

CRISTIANO RONALDO scored a fantastic brace as Juventus thrashed Parma 4-0 to move closer to AC Milan in the Serie A table.

  • RESULT: Parma 0-4 Juventus
  • Parma XI: Sepe, Iacoponi, Gagiolo, Cornelius, Kurtic, Sohm, Bruno Alves, Hernani Jr, Osorio, Gervinho, Kucka
  • Juventus XI: Buffon, Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro, McKennie, Bentancur, Ramsey, Kulusevski, Morata, Ronaldo

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    MOR THAN ENOUGH

    Alvaro Morata also enjoyed a brilliant night as he was involved in three out of four goals against Parma.

    Morata scored the fourth and set up both of Cristiano Ronaldo's goals.

    And it seems tonight's performance is absolutely historic for the star striker…

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    SERIE A TABLE

    This is how the Serie A table looks like after Juventus' 4-0 victory over Parma.

    As you can see, Juve have caught up with Inter Milan but are still third.

    The Bianconeri have a game at hand and will be waiting to see how the Milan rivals fare on Sunday.

    Inter take on Spezia at the San Siro whereas Milan face Sassuolo at the Citta del Tricolore.

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    STREAK GOES RON

    We mentioned before kick-off that Cristiano Ronaldo loves to score against Parma…

    Well, the streak has just been extended significantly as tonight's brace marks a staggering total of six goals in five matches for Ronaldo against Parma.

    Smart advice suggests the hosts should be more careful next time.

    But how can anyone contain such a player…?

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    CLEAN VICTORY

    Juventus have the best defence in all of the Serie A as they have only conceded 10 goals in 13 matches.

    But tonight's result marked only their third clean sheet in the league all season.

    Pretty hard to believe considering Juve are still undefeated close to Christmas…

    Nevertheless, manager Andrea Pirlo will take this 4-0 victory as a sign of progress

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    MAN OF THE MATCH

    Who else but Cristiano Ronaldo…?

    Ronaldo was on fire throughout the match and had no trouble dealing with Parma's defence.

    And it's not just the brace he scored that leads to tonight's award…

    But the fact that the Manchester United legend had the most shots (5), most shots on target (2) and among the highest passing accuracy rate of 90 per cent.

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    STATS

    Juventus dominated throughout the match but Parma got a decent 37.6 per cent of possession.

    This doesn't come as a surprise as the hosts produced 11 shots, four of which were on target.

    Juventus, however, had a whopping 19 shots throughout the game, seven on target,

    Parma improved in the second half and that is shown by the fact that they won 53.8 per cent of all aerial duels.

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    FT: PARMA 0-4 JUVENTUS

    Juventus pick up their biggest Serie A victory of the season thanks to a dominant display against Parma.

    Juve opened the scoring after just 23 minutes with a beautiful shot by Dejan Kulusevski.

    An in-form Cristiano Ronaldo doubled the visitors' lead just three minutes later with an outstanding header.

    Juventus didn't slow down in the second half as Ronaldo completed a brace in the 48th minute.

    The Manchester United legend didn't get to complete a hat-trick but Alvaro Morata completed the Bianconeri's triumph with an impressive header five minutes before full-time

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    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPP

    AND THAT'S FULL-TIME!

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    PARMA 0-4 JUVENTUS

    90 Morata's brilliant header marked his 10th goal in 15 matches across all competitions.

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    PARMA 0-4 JUVENTUS

    89 CHANCE

    Bruno Alves produces a pass from the right wing and Danilo gets to the ball.

    The ex-Manchester City ace almost scores an own goal but the ball goes out for a corner kick

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    PARMA 0-4 JUVENTUS

    88 By the way, this was Ronaldo's sixth brace of the season across all competitions.

    He didn't score a hat-trick but that's a brilliant stat…

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    PARMA 0-4 JUVENTUS

    85 Bernardeschi delivers a superb cross from a corner kick and finds Morata.

    The ex-Chelsea star produces a marvellous header and beats Sepe with ease.

    What a night this has been for Juventus…

     

  • Kostas Lianos

    GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL

    IT'S ANOTHER GOAL FOR JUVENTUS!

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    84 CHANCE

    Juventus come close to a fourth goal with Portanova's powerful shot.

    The substitute made a beautiful run and forced a save out of Sepe.

    Is there more for Parma?

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    83 SUBSTITUTION

    Ronaldo is not getting a hat-trick tonight as he comes off the pitch.

    Chiesa takes his place for the last 10 or so minutes of the match.

    Pirlo is evidently trying to protect his best player ahead of some very important matches

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    81 CHANCE

    Parma miss another chance with Cyprien who picks up a ball from Hernani.

    He then fires a shot at Buffon but the ball goes wide

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    80 Only 10 minutes left until full-time.

    Ronaldo is after a hat-trick even though Juventus have sealed the victory.

    However, Juve want the clean sheet, which is under substantial threat as Parma are becoming dangerous

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    76 SUBSTITUTION

    Portanova replaces McKennie and Cuadrado comes in for captain Bonucci.

    Juventus are wrapping up the victory

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    75 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Parma comes close to a goal again with Inglese, who almost netted his first of the season.

    The striker get s a shot right in front of Buffon who saves it and a second shot is blocked by De Ligt

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    74 CHANCE

    Gagliolo comes close to another goal with a shot from the left side of the six-yard box.

    But the ball goes just wide…

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    72 WHAT A CHANCE

    Morata picks up a cross and flicks the ball over Sepe before it gets cleared from Parma's defence.

    Juve are asking for a penalty but referee claims the ex-Chelsea ace was offside

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    71 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Parma come close to a goal with Gagliolo, who picks up a beautiful header from a corner kick.

    The ball looks like it is going in but Karamoh gets in the way accidentally.

    Linesman's flag then immediately comes up for offisde

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    70 Juventus are enjoying a comfortable possession 20 minutes before full-time.

    But Parma are starting to find ways to counter-attack and seem more than capable to deny the visitors of yet another clean sheet

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    68 SUBSTITUTION

    Ramsey makes way for Bernardeschi, who will provide fresh legs in midfield.

    Reminding that Ramsey produced the assist for Ronaldo's second

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    PARMA 0-3 JUVENTUS

    65 CHANCE

    Hernani shoots the ball from the right but the ball goes out for a goal kick.

    But it could have been a goal for Parma if Inglese had simply got a touch.

    Clumsy that from the substitute…

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