Chievo deny Ronaldo, just before big day in court

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 22/01/2019

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino denied Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal international penalty miss, just before the big day in court.

Juventus restored their nine-point advantage at the top of Serie A following a comfortable 3-0 victory over bottom side Chievo on Monday evening at Allianz Stadium.

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The 33-year-old five-time Ballon d'Or winner penalty saved early during the second period after first-half goals from Douglas Costa and Emre Can open up a sizeable advantage for the Bianconerri.

With just a few minutes remaining, a Daniele Rugani header sealed three points for the Old Lady and put them firmly on course for their eighth straight Scudetto.

The Flying Donkeys have now lost 13 of their last 14 Serie A meetings with Juventus, drawing 1-1 in September 2015.

Ronaldo has accepted a deal in a tax fraud case in Spain and the Juventus superstar was accused of not paying over £12m in tax on his image rights between 2011 and 2014 during his time with Real Madrid.

Portuguese star dressed casually as he arrived in court alongside girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.

Ronaldo accepted a fine and suspended jail term and will pay around £16.5m to Spanish authorities.