Ronaldo double earns point for 10-man Juventus at Roma

by Reuters, CNA28 September 2020 Last updated at 16:08 PM

AS Roma's Davide Santon in action with Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo. (Photo: Reuters)
AS Roma's Davide Santon in action with Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo. (Photo: Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal of the night rescued a 2-2 draw for 10-man Juventus away to AS Roma in Serie A on Sunday (Sep 27), after Jordan Veretout had twice put the capital club in front.

Veretout and Ronaldo netted penalties after both teams were penalised for handball, and the French midfielder then struck his second of the night in first-half stoppage time.

* Lionel Messi was back in scoring business for Barcelona on Sunday (Sep 27), leading them to a resounding 4-0 win at home against Villarreal in a near-perfect La Liga opener for the Catalans under new coach Ronald Koeman.

* US Open runner-up Alexander Zverev overcame a slow start to launch his French Open challenge with a 7-5 6-2 6-4 victory over Austrian Dennis Novak on Sunday (Sep 27).

* Another controversial handball decision gave Newcastle United a stoppage-time equaliser by Callum Wilson from the penalty spot and a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday (Sep 26).

* A Jamie Vardy hat-trick coupled with goals from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans steered Leicester City to a stunning 5-2 win at Manchester City on Sunday (Sep 27) and kept them top of the Premier League with a maximum nine points from three games.

* West Ham United secured their first points of the Premier League season with a 4-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday (Sep 27), a result that will have boosted the spirits of manager David Moyes who missed the game after contracting COVID-19.

* Quadruple winners Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday (Sep 27) to end their 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions stretching back to last year.

* French champions Paris St Germain earned their third successive Ligue 1 win after their opening two defeats as Argentine striker Mauro Icardi scored twice in their 2-0 win at struggling Reims on Sunday.

* Hirving Lozano struck twice as Napoli thrashed Genoa 6-0 on Sunday to begin their Serie A campaign with back-to-back victories.

* Italian teenager Jannik Sinner upset 11th seed David Goffin 7-5 6-0 6-3 on his French Open debut on Sunday to confirm his status as one of the most exciting talents in men's tennis.

* Romanian top seed Simona Halep started slowly before hitting top gear against Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo to celebrate her 29th birthday with a breezy 6-4 6-0 win in the French Open first round on Sunday (Sep 27).

* Former French Open runner-up Venus Williams suffered her second successive first-round loss in a Grand Slam as she went down 6-4 6-4 to Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova on Sunday (Sep 27).

* Japan's Kei Nishikori surrendered two sets 6-1 but still managed to battle past the UK’s Dan Evans on Sunday (Sep 27) and into the second round of the French Open. The 30-year-old, playing only his fifth match of the season after a recovery from elbow surgery sidelined him early in the year and then a positive COVID-19 test ruled him out of the US Open, won 1-6 6-1 7-6(3) 1-6 6-4.

* American teenager Coco Gauff made an impressive return to the Grand Slam stage when she brushed aside last year's semi-finalist Johanna Konta 6-3 6-3 to advance into the second round of the French Open on Sunday (Sep 27).

* What was billed as an opening-day classic between two old warriors turned into a damp squib as Stan Wawrinka crushed Andy Murray 6-1 6-3 6-2 at the French Open on Sunday.

* US Open runner-up Alexander Zverev overcame a slow start to launch his French Open challenge with a 7-5 6-2 6-4 victory over Austrian Dennis Novak on Sunday (Sep 27).

* Genoa midfielder Lasse Schone has tested positive for COVID-19, a day after his team mate Mattia Perin contracted the virus ahead of their Serie A trip to Napoli on Sunday.

* The Premier League must step up and provide financial support to the lower league clubs whose revenues have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) secretary Oliver Dowden said on Sunday.

* Andrey Rublev will arrive at the French Open having secured his third ATP title of the season after the Russian youngster defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 3-6 7-5 in the Hamburg European Open final on Sunday.

* Petronas Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo won his third race of the season at the Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona on Sunday (Sep 27) to reclaim the lead in the MotoGP world championship standings.

* Julian Alaphilippe timed his late attack perfectly to claim the world championship road race title on Sunday (Sep 27), giving France its first rainbow jersey since 1997.

* Schalke 04 announced on Sunday (Sep 27) they have sacked head coach David Wagner after going 18 league games without a win, which includes the worst to a start to a season in Bundesliga history.


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