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Soccer PHOTOS: Juve beat Torino in derby; VAR deny Betis

July 04, 2020 23:58 IST
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Images from the Serie A and La Liga matches played on Saturday.

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their third goal against Torino during their Serie A match at Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy, on Saturday

IMAGE: Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their third goal against Torino during their Serie A match at Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy, on Saturday. Photograph: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored from a free kick for Juventus and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made a record 648th Serie A appearance as the league leaders beat neighbours Torino 4-1 on Saturday.

Juventus went ahead with a deflected Paulo Dybala shot in the third minute and Juan Cuadrado extended their lead before Andrea Belotti pulled one back from a penalty in first-half stoppage time.

 

Torino were threatening an equaliser until Ronaldo curled his shot over the wall and into the corner, his first goal in 43 free kick attempts during just under two seasons with Juventus. An own goal by Torino substitute Koffi Djidji completed the scoring.

The win left Juventus with 75 points from 30 games, seven ahead of second-placed Lazio who were at home to AC Milan later on Saturday.

VAR denies Real Betis penalty in 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo

Real Betis' Zouhair Feddal shoots to score against Celta Vigo during their La Liga match

IMAGE: Real Betis' Zouhair Feddal shoots to score against Celta Vigo during their La Liga match. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Celta Vigo were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Betis at the Balaidos Stadium in La Liga on Saturday after the visitors were denied a second half penalty by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Nolito gave Celta the lead in the first half with a clever free kick from a tight angle, bending his effort around the wall before the ball beat goalkeeper Joel Robles and sneaked in at the near post.

Betis were awarded a penalty in the second half when Rafinha made contact with Andres Guardado's foot as he took his shot at the edge of the box but the referee overturned the decision following a three-minute VAR review.

However, the visitors were the better side in the second half and their domination paid off in the 79th minute when centre back Zouhair Feddal controlled a deep cross from a set-piece play to fire home the equaliser.

The result leaves Celta in 17th place with 35 points, six points above the relegation zone, while Betis remain in 13th place with 38 points.

 

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