Serie A: Dybala injured as Juventus beat Sassuolo

Juventus lose Dybala, McKennie to injury

Merih Demiral nudged the ball past Andrea Consigli in the Sassuolo goal in injury time at the end of the first half, but Ronaldo was unable to reach it in time to finish at the back post. The Portuguese striker achieved the feat on Sunday after scoring a goal against Sassuolo in Serie A, reported.

It meant the Portugal forward became the only player to score at least 15 goals in each of the last 15 seasons in the top five European leagues.

Ronaldo's best league season was the 2014-15 campaign at Real Madrid where he scored an incredible 48 goals in 35 LaLiga games.

Federico Chiesa has also avoided a spell on the sidelines despite being on the receiving end of a hard Pedro Obiang tackle which led to the Sassuolo midfielder being sent off just before the end of the first half.

Andrea Pirlo's side now sit in fourth in Serie A, just a point behind Roma in third who have played a match more.

Juve added that Weston McKennie, who pulled up after 18 minutes at the Allianz Stadium and was replaced by Aaron Ramsey, was being monitored but that tests found no injuries to the American midfielder.

According to Sky Sport, Chiesa and McKennie will be rested against Genoa in Coppa Italia on Wednesday, but Juventus hope they will be available against the Nerazzurri on Sunday.

The result helped Juve close the gap with leaders Milan to seven points, having played one game less.

"Victories are built with everyone's work and sacrifice, we have already made mistakes too many times", Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said.

Serie A leaders Milan beat Juve's city rivals Torino 2-0 on Saturday which heaped the pressure on Pirlo's side, but the defending champions dug deep here to earn victory late on. We had to continue after the win at the San Siro.

Juve conceded a goal in a Serie A home game while playing with a numerical advantage for the first time since October 2013 versus Milan and it is hard to not think what might have been had Sassuolo kept 11 men on the pitch.



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