Cristiano Ronaldo kept Juventus within sight of the Serie A summit on Monday with a header that helped the champions to a 3-0 win over Crotone.
Portuguese striker Ronaldo scored twice in the first half to break Crotone’s resistance and keep Juve eight points behind leaders Inter Milan.
Weston McKennie added the points mid-way through the second half and hit home when the ball broke to him after a corner.
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Andear Pirlo’s team climbed to third place with the win, also thanks to Roma, who are in fourth place and only managed a goalless draw on Sunday evening in Benevento.
They are four points behind second-placed AC Milan, who have lost three of their last five league games, including the 3-0 derby against Inter on Sunday.
Juve, who are chasing their 10th consecutive league title, have a game in hand in both Milanese clubs and play against Inter in the penultimate round of the league games in Turin.
Crotone stayed at the bottom of the division straight away thanks to his fifth loss.
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