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Ronaldo double fires Juventus four points clear with Parma win

Monday, 2020-01-20 09:04:00
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Soccer Football - Serie A - Juventus v Parma - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - January 19, 2020 Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after the match. (Reuters)
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Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice to continue his sensational scoring run and help move Juventus four points clear at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over Parma on Sunday.

* Inter Milan's Serie A title push hit another stumbling block on Sunday (Jan 19) after a 1-1 draw at lowly Lecce as Ante Rebic fired city rivals AC Milan to a last gasp 3-2 win over Udinese.

* AS Roma returned to winning ways and moved into fourth place in Serie A with a 3-1 win at troubled Genoa on Sunday.

* Barcelona may have a new coach but Lionel Messi remains their unquestionable talisman after guiding the Spanish champions to a nervy 1-0 win at home to Granada in La Liga on Sunday in Quique Setien's first game in charge of the club.

* Burnley fought back to boost their bid for Premier League survival as Ashley Westwood's late goal clinched a 2-1 win over Leicester on Sunday (Jan 19).

* Goals early and late from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah earned Liverpool a 2-0 victory over Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday (Jan 19), thus helping Jurgen Klopp’s side to open up a 16-point lead at the top of the table.

* Robert Lewandowski hit his 20th league goal this season as Bayern Munich climbed to second in the Bundesliga Sunday with a 4-0 romp at Hertha Berlin to trim RB Leipzig's lead to four points.

* Pablo Sarabia struck late to give a reshuffled Paris St Germain a 1-0 win at Ligue 2 side Lorient in the last 32 of the French Cup on Sunday.

* Geraint Thomas has revealed twin aims for the 2020 season with a tilt at a second Tour de France title and glory on the slopes of Mount Fuji at the Tokyo Olympic Games top of his wish list.

* Nantes announced on Sunday (Jan 19) that they will pay tribute to their former striker Emiliano Sala at the league match against his first French club, Bordeaux, on Jan 26.

* Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford faces a lengthy lay off after his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed on Sunday (Jan 19) he had suffered a stress fracture.

* Australia international striker Sam Kerr scored her first Chelsea goal as the Blues beat champions Arsenal 4-1 away on Sunday and blew the FA Women's Super League title race wide open.

* Former two-division champion Conor McGregor returned to the Octagon with a stunning knockout of Donald Cerrone in under a minute at UFC 246 on Saturday in his first fight since losing a lightweight title bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov 15 months ago.

Reuters, CNA