Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty and Paulo Dybala strike sealed Juventus win over Bologna

Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty and Paulo Dybala strike sealed Juventus win over Bologna

Bologna player Riccardo Orsolini competes for the ball with Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and Juventus at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on June 22, 2020 in Bologna, Italy.

Cristiano Ronaldo converted a first-half penalty as Serie A leaders Juventus resumed their campaign with a 2-0 win at Bologna on Monday, lifting some of the pressure off coach Maurizio Sarri.

After missing a spot kick in a Coppa Italia match against AC Milan 10 days ago, Ronaldo made no mistake in the 23rd minute and Paulo Dybala curled in a brilliant second before halftime to give the Turin side a comfortable win.

Juventus, with 66 points from 27 games and chasing a ninth successive title, extended their lead to four points over Lazio, who visit Atalanta on Wednesday. Bologna are 10th.

Meanwhile, AC Milan kept alive their hopes of snatching a Europa League qualifying berth after Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu had a hand in all of their goals in a 4-1 Serie A win at relegation-threatened Lecce.

The result lifted Milan, who were missing forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a calf injury, two places to seventh on 39 points from 27 games. Sixth-placed Napoli are ahead of them on goal difference. Lecce stayed 18th on 25 points as they failed to climb out of the drop zone.

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