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Ronaldo strikes as Juventus extend Serie A lead

Sunday, 2019-10-20 10:03:41
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Soccer Football - Serie A - Juventus v Bologna - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - October 19, 2019 Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal. (Reuters)
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal as Juventus beat Bologna 2-1 at home on Saturday to move four points clear at the top of the Serie A table.

* Borussia Dortmund beat top-of-the-table Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 to jump to fourth in the Bundesliga on Saturday (Oct 19), level with Bayern Munich who earlier dropped points in a 2-2 draw at Augsburg.

* Real Madrid's unbeaten start to the La Liga season came to an abrupt and surprising end as Real Mallorca claimed a stunning 1-0 victory at a rocking Son Moix on Saturday to climb out of the relegation zone.

* Barcelona's attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann all got on the scoresheet for the first time together in a 3-0 win at Eibar which took the La Liga champions top of the table on Saturday (Oct 19).

* Atletico Madrid's frustrating La Liga run continued as Daniel Parejo's stunning late free kick earned Valencia a deserved 1-1 draw in the Metropolitano on Saturday.

* Everton snapped a four-game losing streak as Bernard's superb solo goal in the first half and midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson's stunner in added time helped the struggling Premier League side beat West Ham United 2-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday.

* A 74th-minute strike from Spain wing back Marcos Alonso earned Chelsea three points in a 1-0 win over a dogged Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.

* Youri Tielemans capped an inspired individual performance with a fine second-half winner as Leicester City came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 at the King Power Stadium after the visitors had a late equaliser controversially disallowed by VAR.

* Manchester City eased doubts over their ability to sustain a Premier League title challenge by beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on Saturday (Oct 19) but Tottenham face another inquisition after narrowly avoiding defeat to bottom club Watford.

* Augsburg's Alfred Finnbogason scored a stoppage-time goal to snatch a 2-2 draw against a wasteful Bayern Munich on Saturday and deny them the top spot in the Bundesliga.

* Rafael Nadal married his partner of 14 years, Mery Xisca Perello, at a castle in Mallorca on Saturday (Oct 19). Nadal, the 19-time grand slam champion, tied the knot with 31-year-old Perello at La Fortaleza, with a reported 350 guests invited to a private ceremony.

* Highly-rated Denis Shapovalov reached his first ATP final on Saturday (Oct 19) when he swept past Japanese lucky loser Yuichi Sugita 7-5, 6-2 in the Stockholm semi-finals.

* Switzerland's Belinda Bencic powered past Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-4 on Saturday to reach the Kremlin Cup final in Moscow and secure the eighth and final spot in the season-ending WTA Finals starting later this month.

Reuters, CNA