Juve cruises before Atletico showdown

Cristiano Ronaldo set up Paulo Dybala to score early and added one himself as Juventus surged 14 points clear in the Serie A with a 3-0 win over lowly Frosinone.
Juve cruises before Atletico showdown
Cristiano Ronaldo
Defender Leonardo Bonucci was also on target for the victor. Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri was taking no chances, even against a side sitting second from the bottom, ahead of next week’s Champions League last 16 first leg tie at Atletico Madrid. The seven-time reigning Serie A champion is also building towards a top-of-the table clash against Napoli in the San Paolo Stadium on March 3.

Allegri’s side continued its unbeaten run to move 14 points clear of Napoli, which hosts Torino on Sunday. Defender Bonucci returned from an ankle injury along with captain Giorgio Chiellini, who had limped off during Juve’s shock Coppa Italia exit to Atalanta. Ronaldo set up Dybala to fire in the first goal after just six minutes as the Argentina forward, who has been overshadowed since the arrival of the former Real Madrid player, scored his first league goal sinceNovember 3.

Ten minutes later, Bonucci broke through after a desperate goalmouth scramble. Frosinone goalkeeper Marco Sportiello denied Mandzukic’s diving header, but defender Bonucci was in place to turn the rebound.

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