Ronaldo scores again as Juventus seals 9th straight titleJuventus' Federico Bernardeschi, left, is congratulated by teammate Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring his team's second goal during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sampdoria at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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TURIN, Italy (AP) -- Cristiano Ronaldo scored the go-ahead goal and Juventus beat Sampdoria 2-0 Sunday to secure the Turin club's record-extending ninth straight Serie A title.
For his 31st goal in 32 matches, Ronaldo completed a set piece when Miralem Pjanic rolled across a free kick for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to fire into the far top corner in first-half added time.
Federico Bernardeschi then sealed it by scoring his first Serie A goal in nearly two years by knocking in a rebound of Ronaldo's shot midway through the second half.
Ronaldo banged a penalty kick off the crossbar in the 89th.
Still, Juventus moved an insurmountable seven points clear of Inter Milan with two games remaining and can now switch its focus to the Champions League.
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